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Columbia Falls teen passes away after cancer battle

Published On: Dec 10 2012 10:12:40 PM MST
Columbia Falls teen passes away after cancer battle
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. -

A 17-year old Columbia Falls girl passed away on Monday, after a battle with cancer. Taylor Peterson was a student at Columbia Falls High School, and a volleyball player.

Doctors diagnosed her with jaw-bone cancer a year and a half ago. The community rallied around her, and showed up for a benefit in early December. The goal was to send her on a trip to Hawaii as a last wish. The event raised more than $50,000.

She was hospitalized before she was able to take that trip. Now, organizers say the money raised may go to a scholarship fund in her name.