The smile that captured hearts around the country is that of eight-year old Lacey Holsworth.  She was diagnosed with a fetal-nerve cell cancer called neuroblastoma.  The strong young girl especially inspired her favorite team the MSU Spartans and that of their star player Adreian Payne.  Lacey traveled and cheered on her team in the NCAA tournament until they were eliminated in the Elite 8.  Sadly Lacey passed away on Tuesday night.

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Michigan State students held a vigil in her honor the next day on campus. One of the many people who made their way to the vigil to pay their respects was head coach Tom Izzo, who then gave a speech to the crowd that touched on Lacey, her family and how proud he was of everyone for coming out to pay their respects, among other things.