Hundreds attend funeral for N. Ind. teenager

Teen was inspiration for SARAHSTRONG group

ELKHART, Ind. - Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for a northern Indiana teenager who died last week following a months-long battle with cancer.

About 500 friends and classmates of 15-year-old Sarah Crane joined her family at Saturday's funeral service at the California Road Missionary Church in Elkhart. The Elkhart Memorial student died Dec. 7 after battling stage four colon cancer since July.

Find our coverage of Sarah's story here .

Sarah's sisters, Jenna and Allyson, paid tribute to her with a tearful version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" while older sister, Kylee, recalled dancing with her sister in the kitchen and painting each other's nails. She told mourners Sarah "had the funniest giggle in the whole world."

The Elkhart Truth reports that after Sarah was diagnosed with cancer, more than 10,700 followers joined the SARAHSTRONG Facebook group.

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