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Leah Grace Davis

May 27, 2011 - February 18, 2018

Visitation: Friday, February 23rd 3:00-7:00 p.m. Faith Community Church

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 24th 10:00 a.m. Faith Community Church

Burial: Following service at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton

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“Like a small boat

On the ocean

Sending big waves

Into motion

Like how a single word

Can make a heart open

I might only have one match

But I can make an explosion”

With the deepest sorrow that comes from the greatest love, we share the news that Leah Grace Davis, forever 6, gained her angel wings after a courageous battle with medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain cancer. She was surrounded by her family and friends who loved her so.  Adoringly deemed “the heart stealer”, everyone that met Leah fell in love with her. She danced through life singing, even throughout the most difficult obstacles thrown at her. She loved all things pink, purple, rainbows, hearts and glitter. She could make the best batch of slime, and you could always find her enjoying herself at her art table. She was a fantastic cook, loved to help make dinner since she was very young, and was the best cookie, cake and gingerbread house decorator.  She loved watching cooking shows with her Mommy, some of her favorites being The Pioneer Woman and The Kids Baking Championship.  Leah loved exploring outside, combing the beach for shells, sea glass and heart rocks. She carried ladybugs on her fingertips and let caterpillars crawl up her arms. She loved gardening, spending hours in the garden with her Papa and Mommy.  Leah was always up for an adventure, especially loving all of the time she spent with her family on Cape Cod.  She was the best big sister, taking care of her “baby Will” since he was born.  Leah taught us how to have strength and courage through the toughest of circumstances, and did it all with a smile on her face.  

Leah was so brave and strong. She was our rainbow warrior princess.  In her short life she endured far more suffering than most would see in a lifetime and she never complained. She taught us that life can change at any moment, and to enjoy each blessing. She saw the good in everything, and she made us better people because of it. It is impossible to grasp the thought that she is gone and we will hold her in our hearts forever.  

Leah is survived by her loving parents, Christopher and Jessica Davis, her little brother Will, her loving grandparents Ginny (Mammy) and John (Papa), Catherine (Grammy) and David (Grampy), and John (Grandad), and countless friends who became family.  

We would like to thank the community of Hopkinton for supporting our family during this difficult time. Driving by all the purple ribbons displayed around town show us that you are remembering our sweet girl, and that means so much to our family.  

Through the most horrific circumstances, we met the most amazing caregivers.  We extend our thanks to the medical team at Dana Farber Cancer institute, and especially Dr. Daniel Benedetti, “Dr. Dan” as Leah called him, who we believe cared for Leah as if she were his own child. He handled the toughest conversations with grace and consideration for our feelings, and he went well beyond the scope of what anyone would expect from a physician. We will forever hold so much love in our hearts for the amazing 9NW nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital who always went above and beyond for our family, and showed Leah so much love, happiness and laughter during the most difficult of times.  

Pediatric cancer research is grossly underfunded.  Donations may be made in memory of Leah Grace Davis to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: http://www.curethekids.org/givenow

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main St. Hopkinton. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com