|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 2000|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2007|
On March 13, 2007, Trinity was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor called a Diffuse Pontine Glioma. She is the daughter of John and Angel Bright of Fort Worth.
The following story was posted Sat., Oct. 6, 2007 Star-Telegram online:
7-year-old with inoperable brain tumor dies
By Brent Hoffman
FORT WORTH -- Trinity Rhyan Bright, a 7-year-old girl who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in March, died early Saturday at her home.
Trinity was featured in an article in Friday's Star-Telegram. Her parents had wanted their daughter to go trick-or-treating one more time, knowing she would probably not make it to Halloween.
Friends in their northwest Fort Worth neighborhood decorated their yards and dressed in elaborate costumes for Trinity, whose favorite holiday was Halloween. She dressed up as a baby.
"She was an amazing little girl who was full of life, every day of her life," said Trinity's mother, Angel Bright. "She made the best of everyday. Even (the night before she died), she wanted to play Uno, which she won with her eyes closed. She wanted to keep going and she was so brave."
Trinity was diagnosed with diffuse pontine glioma seven months ago. The family soon created a Web site -- www.forevertrinity.com -- to tell Trinity's story and help raise awareness for the rare form of cancer.
Before the disease took its toll, Trinity, a first-grade student at Greenfield Elementary School, was a vibrant, athletic girl who played soccer and wanted to be a cheerleader.
"She would try anything at least once whether she was good at it or not," Angel Bright said. "She would not complain and just give it her all and that was one of her best qualities."
Trinity also quickly warmed up to people.
"She was extremely outgoing, personable and loved people," Angel Bright said. "She could make friends out a stranger in two seconds and she found the good in everybody."
After learning about their daughter's plight, Trinity's parents took her to various destinations including Hawaii, Disneyland and Walt Disney World. She also recently went skydiving in Oklahoma.
"Every day was a new adventure," said Trinity's father, John. "She was fearless."
Funeral arrangements are pending.
The following was published in the Star-Telegram on 10/9/2007:
Trinity Rhyan Bright, 7, passed away early Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at her home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W. Fifth St. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Trinity was born July 7, 2000, in Arlington and was in the second grade at Greenfield Elementary School.
Survivors: Parents, John and Angel Bright of Fort Worth; paternal grandparents, Sandra Bright of Granbury and Earl A. Bright of North Carolina; maternal grandparents, Paul and LeAnne Builtron of Arlington; great-grandparents, Johnnie Vickery of Oak Cliff, Ron and Sandra Todd of Euless, and Eliva Builtron of Lubbock; aunts, Stefanie Builtron and Rhonda Todd of Fort Worth, Peggy Vickery of Dallas and Cammie Bright of Palo Alto, Calif.; uncles, Harold Bright of Arlington, Joe Vickery of Dallas and Eb Bright of Palo Alto, Calif.; cousin, Cierra Bright; and numerous other family members and friends.
Created by: Aquarian Dawn
Record added: Oct 06, 2007
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