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Candlelight vigil to be held for Altoona teen who died of brain tumor

A 17-year-old Altoona girl who battled a brain tumor for more than a year has died. (Photo: Emma Auker Facebook support page)

ALTOONA – A 17-year-old Altoona girl who battled a brain tumor for more than a year has died.

Emma Auker died Monday morning with her mom and dad by her side, according to a Facebook support page.

Auker, who was first diagnosed in February 2016, was a student at Altoona Area High School. She also was a cheerleader and gymnast.

A candlelight vigil is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Lion statue at the high school.

A viewing will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Good Funeral Home in Altoona. The funeral is set for Friday.

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