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Alabama teen with rare cancer dies days after community’s touching rally

Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 7:28 PM EDT
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DADEVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - Just days after being welcomed home by the Dadeville community, Maddie McClendon has passed away. She was 18-years-old.

McClendon died Saturday afternoon, seven months after being diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. On Wednesday, the community welcomed her home for the final time with an escort and prayer circle in front of the family home.

McClendon was a freshman at Auburn University when she became ill in October.

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