Katelyn Pauling, a girl whose parents worked to help pass legalization for medical marijuana in Minnesota has died.

She was 8 years old, and had suffered from epilepsy as well as a nervous system disorder, as reported by CBS Local. Katelyn’s parents made a push to legalize medical marijuana and now the first cannabis collective in the state will open on July 1st.

Her parents want everyone to know that she fought every single day since she was three years old. They then said that he had a disease named Batten, and that she never gave up. She will be greatly missed by her mother, father and sisters.

Jeremy Pauling, her father, has stated that he is glad to think that he helped to legalize medical marijuana. He believes that her purpose was to help other children and their families and she has done way more than that.

The obituary has said that Katelyn died last Friday in the comfort of her own home and that she was surrounded by her family and those closest to her.

Jeremy Pauling has also stated that as a family they are holding together. They have had some very nice messages from Carly Melin and Scott Dibble. He also said that they have a lot of friends who they met at the capitol. They have also said their prayers for the girl and her grieving family.

Even though this is a tragedy, the family are happy to know that they helped progress the medical marijuana movement so more children can be helped by the substance.