Sophie Raso captured the hearts of Griffith, hundreds of whom gathered together at the Sacred Heart Church on Monday to grieve and remember.
Nicknamed Griffith's 'symbol of hope', Sophie fought bravely against the insidious cancer which claimed the innocence of her childhood all too soon.
Her family describe her as strong, stubborn, and incredibly generous, kind and selfless.
They tell of her love for children, especially her three nieces and nephews, and how children were drawn to her.
Even the doctors and nurses were amazed at how strong she was, how long she held on for.Louisa Raso
But not only children - she had a way of making strangers life-long friends.
"Over the past 20 years she has managed to amass an army of supporters who truly believe in her fighting spirit and her story of hope... everywhere she went she truly touched peoples lives and had a lasting effect on them," sister Daniella said.
"Sophie was the most beautiful person I have ever known," sister Isabella added.
"Sophie taught me many things while she was alive. She taught me about strength, about compassion, about kindness, about generosity but above all, she taught me about love."
Passing away one day before her birthday, Daniella said she thought it was Sophie's way of telling them to look for happiness, even in the darkest times.
"She lasted right up until a day before her birthday," Daniella said.
"We had to mourn her and then celebrate her birthday... I like to think it's her way to tell us to look for the good in the bad like she did."
Standing alongside Sophie and her family every step of the way was the Griffith community, who went above and beyond to raise money to help.
Her family are deeply saddened by her passing, yet remain proud and grateful for the community for sharing trauma and assisting financially during their battles, filled with joyous highs and shattering lows.
When Sophie was just nine years old, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and mum Louisa Raso was told conventional treatments could not save her.
Alternative radio-wave therapy from Dr Holt's clinic in Perth gave her 18 years cancer-free.
The cancer returned in 2018 and once again Griffith rallied for her trip to Germany. But Sophie was hospitalised on Christmas Day 2019, and was unable to eat for 23 days.
"Even the doctors and nurses were amazed at how strong she was, how long she held on for," Mrs Raso said.
"She would always say 'sweet dreams, I love you mum'. Every single night."
Sophie wrote poetry, with raw descriptions of her battle with cancer, as well as realistic and unabashedly true accounts of her relationships with her family.
One such poem goes:
One day when I'm gone I would like to be reborn
As an elephant or a bird
I know it might sound absurd
But then I could fly away where there is no harm
And all is calm