HARTSELLE, Ala. -- Kayleigh McClendon has impacted the lives of so many people. At 7 years old, she was fighting a rare brain disease, but finished that battle on Tuesday. "She is in a place right now where there's never going to be any more pain or suffering," Pastor Steve Burgett said.
Jessica Wilson is just one of 49,000 people to watch Kayleigh's story unfold on Facebook. She said after hearing the news, she felt called to do something. So she hosted a prayer service. Several other Hartselle community members came to pray as well.
Wilson is a mom of two young daughters. She said she's tried to place herself in Kayleigh's mom's shoes, but feels like they would just be too big. She doesn't know if she could be just as strong. "You're just somebody special to take your situation and turn it into look what God has done for us. Look what God can do for you," Wilson said.
She knows life without Kayleigh is going to be hard for the family, but said the community is here to be a shoulder to cry on, and offer prayers to the family.
For more information about Kayleigh visit the "Prayers for Kayleigh" Facebook page.