Little girl who inspired pillow project dies

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-29 19:20:38-04

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - A little girl FOX 47 News introduced you to last year has died.

Olivia Borodychuk had a rare and painful brain disorder. Her parents Chad and Lisa started making special pillows to keep her comfortable. A nurse saw one and mentioned that other kids might like one and the idea took off from there.

The Borodychuks made thousands of pillows for patients in 13 hospitals in Michigan and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Lisa posted the news of Olivia's death on the Dewitt Community facebook page.

It says "It brings us great joy to know that she is now walking with Jesus experiencing the joy and beauty of heaven with no more pain. Olivia's journey here on earth impacted and changed lives without speaking one single word. She will be greatly missed and our hearts are heavy but our family has appreciated all the love and support from all of you for these last eight years."