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Women's Soccer Tribute to Adalin Farnum Friday

Oct. 20, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- - The women's soccer program will this weekend celebrate the life of Adalin Farnum, the nine-year-old daughter of Associate Head Coach Tammy Farnum, who lost her courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 14. A celebration of Adalin's life will be held in a brief ceremony prior to Friday's home game against Penn State.

All fans planning on attending Friday's home game against the Nittany Lions (3 p.m.) are asked to wear pink, in honor of Adalin. There will be a brief pre-game ceremony that will pay tribute to Adalin's life.

"I want to sincerely thank everyone for their incredible support during these difficult times," said MSU head coach Tom Saxton. "I am so grateful for all the love and caring you've provided to Tammy , her husband James, and to their family over the past three and a half years and in particular, the past few days. So many of you have been so helpful with your thoughts, prayers and generous contributions that words cannot adequately express my sincere gratitude."


Adalin James Farnum

(October 1, 2002 - October 14, 2011)

Adalin was born on October 1st, 2002 in Lansing, Michigan

Adalin (Adie) had a zest and curiosity for life the moment she opened her beautiful blue eyes. She had an amazing sense of fashion, humor, and ability to bring out the best in people.

Her battle with cancer began at the age of five and a half. It was very clear her faith, strong spirit and spunky attitude would be with her every step of the way. Though her life's journey was short, it was always filled with love.

She passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011.

She is survived by her parents James and Tammy Farnum, her siblings, Kate and Jackson, and her beloved dogs, Judy and Angel.

In lieu of flowers or donations, the Farnum Family asks that you perform a "random act of kindness" for a family or person in need in her honor. Friends may sign Adalin's online guestbook at



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