Merrimac’s Avalanna Routh
Six-year-old Avalanna Routh made a lasting impression on one of pop’s biggest stars in 2012 before she died in September. The little girl who hailed from Merrimac, Mass., was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer at nine months old. On the morning of Avalanna’s death, her parents tweeted, “Our darling Avalanna went to Heaven this morning. Oh Avalanna, the brightest star—you took our hearts with you, our greatest Love.” from her account.