How to order #LilyStrong T-shirts

Lily Mae Avant fell ill after swimming in the Brazos River. (Family photo)

The deadline for ordering #LilyStrong T-shirts honoring Valley Mills Elementary School student Lily Mae Avant, 10, who died in a Fort Worth hospital after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba, is Sept. 23.

The story of the fifth grader’s fight to survive circulated through news and social media across the U.S. and around the world.

The T-shirts are $10 each and proceeds from the sale will go to Lily's family.

If you want to have a T-shirt shipped, the cost is $8 for the first shirt and $2 for each additional shirt.

The link to the order website is to the right.

Accounts have been set up at the First National Bank of Whitney and all three branches of the First National Bank of Bosque County for donations in memory of Lily Mae Avant.

(The funeral service for Lily Mae Avant is at 1 p.m. Friday Sept. 20 at the Open Range Cowboy Church at 582 FM 1713 in Whitney. A private graveside service will follow.)