Local girl who started toy drive for kids at CHOP passes away

- A 5-year-old girl from Lehigh County who started a toy drive for kids at CHOP has passed away from brain cancer, according to her family. 

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Last year, Jillian Massey started the toy drive to bring holiday cheer to kids at CHOP who weren't able to be home for the holidays. Her original goal was 50 toys but within two days 3,000 toys were raised. This year, she kicked off the second year of the Sassy Massey Toy Drive.

Sadly, on the November 29 her family posted on the 'Jillian Paige-You got this girl' Facebook page that they were away with friends when Jillian started having balance issues and her body quickly started to deteriorate quickly. 

Jillian's family says she passed away on Monday peacefully. 

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