Community celebrates Saginaw girl who battled brain cancer


A Saginaw family celebrating a little girl's life gone to soon.

Eight-year-old Trinity Castillo lost her battle with brain cancer on Friday, just days before family and friends were planning a celebration of her journey.

Her family still held her celebration of life party, despite her loss.

"My heart is so warm because it's like we love her because she's our daughter but everyone loves her because she's touched them in some way,” says Trinity’s mom Teresa Castillo.

Ask anyone about Trinity and the first thing they say, she was full of life.

Sunday, Trinity's life was celebrated with all the things and people she loved.

From unicorns to hair and makeup, even a parade of pugs, the day was fit for a princess and Teresa Castillo said the celebration had to go on.

"We wanted to party to still go on because that's what she would have wanted. she would have wanted everybody to come together and she would have especially loved that it was about her,” says Castillo.

Trinity was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was just one years old. She beat it and was cancer free for years before the disease returned.

Despite her battle Trinity always kept a positive attitude and she wanted everybody to feel like a princess.

So instead of tears, event co-organizer Yasmin Adams says they wanted to make sure there was music, laughter and lots of fun, a true reflection of who Trinity was.

"She was unremarkable and very stoic that's something that touched my heart most about her throughout this whole journey, she never ever showed any discourse,” says Adams

Although Trinity is no longer here physically, her spirit was felt throughout the celebration. Her mom says she hopes everyone will take a page from Trinity's book.

"Always have the hope, never give up and keep on fighting because that's what she did she proved everyone wrong for so many years,” says Castillo.

Trinity's viewing is June 17th from 2pm-8pm and June 18th from 10am-4pm. The funeral is June 19th at 11am. Both the viewing and funeral will be held at W.L. Case and Company at 4480 Mackinaw Rd in Saginaw.

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