The young Northbrook resident died in her parents' arms on Tuesday morning.
Lacey Horwitch, 10, died early Tuesday morning after a bout with hemophagocytic lymphohistocytis and thyroid hormone resistance, the Northbrook Star reports. “She will always be our angel,” Lacey's mother, Laura Horwitch wrote in a CaringBridge post, according to the Northbrook Star. She passed away in her parents' arms. Lacey was diagnosed with the rare disease in August 2011. HLH caused Lacey's immune system to attack her own organs and the cells that produce blood in her bone marrow. After her diagnosis, community members rallied on her behalf, holding bone marrow registry drives in nearby towns and a dance event at Stevenson High School to benefit medical research. Read more about Lacey in last year's Patch profile.
Sunday's DancEd performance will raise money for RTH research.
Dancers from Northbrook's DancEd school will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Stevenson High School to benefit the Lacey Horwitch Research Fund. The foundation raises money to support research for RTH, a rare genetic thyroid disease. Lacey Horwitch is an 8-year-old from Northbrook who has RTH as well as a serious immune disorder. She recently received a bone marrow transplant and is currently being treated at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago. Tickets for DancEd's performance, which are $10, can be purchased at Jump n' Jive Dancewear before the event or at Stevenson High School on Sunday. Max and Benny’s Restaurant and Deli, owned by the Schlan family, will sell bagels and cream cheese and customized ballet slipper …