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A Life "Lived Unselfishly": Family, Community Mourn Faith Cline

She was a girl whose courage inspired anyone who saw it, and whose story inspired anyone who heard it.

"Faith's whole life was lived unselfishly," said her mother Kristina Boswell.

Faith Cline was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor at age 15. She devoted the rest of her life to giving to others.

Two years after her diagnosis, Faith passed away at 2:58 Tuesday morning.

"I was lying in the bed with her in my arms," mom Kristina said.

Added her stepfather, Paul Boswell, "I was sitting beside her holding her hand."

Click the link to the right to see 11Alive's original story on Faith, which aired less than two weeks ago. It describes a girl who so inspired her community that her high school, Kennesaw Mountain, held a commencement ceremony just for her earlier this month.

"We wanted to do it for her," said Dr. Kevin Daniel, principal at Kennesaw Mountain High. "We wanted to make sure she had that moment she so well deserved."

Mom Kristina said, "That was one of the proudest moments of her life. I mean, she showed that diploma to everybody who walked in the door."

Faith responded by going to the school the following week, simply to thank everyone.

Her parents say Faith went peacefully, and that before her death she had requested folks send, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

It speaks volumes of someone who, even in her final hours, wanted and chose to help others.