Community reaction to the passing of Sophia Myers
The difference Sophia Myers made during her short time here on Earth will live on with our community forever.
Local businesses, organizations, and community members put on events all across the Coast to raise funds for the seven-year-old’s fight against a rare brain tumor. Friends of the Myers family tell News 25 one of the things Sophia loved most in the world was animals.
The family of Sophia Myers would team up with the Jackson County Animal Shelter to have fundraisers to benefit both Sophia and the animals in need of a home. Adoption Coordinator Maridee Mallette said, “She’s always posting things about the shelter. She loves animals and it just touched my heart. I’ve been following her ever since I met her just like everyone else. She’s the same age as my little girl. I can’t imagine what they’re going through, but I know for being that little and loving animals that much, she made a difference in such a short period of time.”
The median overall survival of children diagnosed with DIPG is less than a year according to medical statistics. Less than two percent of children, typically ranging from ages six to ten, survive it. The thoughts and prayers of the entire News 25 team go out to the Myers family.