DANVERS (CBS) – A young girl who was battling cancer along with her mother, has passed away.

Just months after her mom was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, 18-month-old Saoirse Fitzgerald  was diagnosed with Stage 4, nMYC amplified, Neuroblastoma in May of 2011.

After battling the illness for several months, on Tuesday, Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald announced Saoirse had died.

“Our beautiful baby girl Saoirse passed away,” they wrote on Twitter, “after fighting to stay alive.  She was so tough.”

They told friends and followers on Facebook that, “Our baby has no more pain today. She fought the whole way through.”

Hundreds of condolences appeared on the family’s Facebook page from family members and friends, along with people who followed their story.

Kezia, who has documented the family’s ordeal all year on her blog, is in remission.

Comments (4)
  1. gramps says:

    “Till they meet again”….

  2. JoanieMarie says:

    So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  3. Lenny says:

    Absolutely gut wrenching. I will never understand why people suffer such loss and pain in this life.

  4. Lori says:

    I am sorry for this families loss. It is such a tragedy when any child dies. We all know tragedy, some more so then others though. I have to say, probably one of the hardest thigns for a parent is to lose a child. This Mom & Dad, and the new Angel, are in my thoughts & Prayers. One thing is for sure, they now have an Angel watching over them.