A Florida teenager who was badly burned in a New Year's Eve bonfire, has died. She was 15.
Layne Chesney died on Friday morning from organ failure after a string of hospitalizations in in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was 16.
Layne, a youth softball star beloved by her many friends, fought to survive.
Support and encouragement pored in from from other burn victims and compassionate souls across the country.
'I'm very, very, very grateful for all the prayers and cards that people send me,' Layne told the Treasure Coast Palm in December.
In December, close to the anniversary of the fire, her mother Leigh Ann Chesney said that Layne was fighting through good and bad days.
Devon Hughes, a friend of the Chesney family, said on a GoFundMe page that Layne Chesney died Friday morning. The page had been set up after the accident to help her family raise money for medical treatment. By Saturday, after 16 months, the page had raised nearly $87,000 from more than 1,600 people.