HILLSVILLE — In the midst of treatment for a brain tumor, Emily Beamer's spirit remains untouched.
In fact, Emily — in typical fashion — inspires good morale among her family members by staying positive and strong, says mother Malinda.
The recent graduate from Fancy Gap Elementary and rising Woodlawn sixth grader keeps on smiling, despite being diagnosed with pineoblastoma in March.
"Emily's always smiling, she's always bright and positive," Malinda said. "She's always been that way."