A young girl who inspired a charity to help families who have children with cancer is being laid to rest today.
The obituary of 10-year-old Riley Philpot says she was to be buried at Pinewood Memorial Park following a ceremony at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Greenville Monday morning.
Riley died last Wednesday after a hard battle with cancer she fought since she was 6 years old.
Riley wanted to help those in similar situations, which resulted in the creation of her charity "Riley's Army."
Riley Philpot, of Winterville, died Wednesday, according to her family's website. The 10-year-old bravely battled a rare form of cancer called Wilms' tumor since 2006.
The Philpot family started "Riley's Army" -- a non-profit to provide support to children with cancer and their families. Kirk and Kelly Philpot said they realized they needed the help of others, and that others wanted to help their family. Riley's Army focused on connecting families with children fighting cancer with people who wanted to help. Riley was the inspirational face and spirit for it all.
Riley appeared on WITN's Sunrise show to promote some of her charity's events. Though sometimes shy on camera, Riley was a firecracker behind the scenes, with unforgettable freckles and a contagious smile.
To learn more about Riley's Army, click the link below.