ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Oakville Senior High staff and students are rememberinga special person.
Angelique Bardley, 17,joined First @ 4 in November 2012 with her doctor, Blaine Sayre. She inspired Dr. Sayre to start a new medical practice designed just for the city's children.
She never lost that inspirational attitude as she bravely battled liver cancer, but this week she lost her battle.
She was a senior at Oakville with plans to go to Saint Louis University and study medicine.
She was only able to make it back to class for one day after the holidays, but that signature smile never left her face.
Her classmates honored her by decorating her locker, leaving their favorite memories on a banner, and even selling cupcakes and t-shirts in her memory, with proceeds going to her family.
Those lucky enough to meet her know there was no one like Angelique.
Even with everything she had to deal with, best friend Tanjanik Lomelli says she was the one who provided comfort.
"She always had a smile on her face. She always comforted people," said Lomelli.
"I know she was placed down here to change all of the lives she changed. In her 17 years, she changed more lives than some people change in a lifetime," said school nurse Pam Frederich.
Angelique was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer in 2011.
Visitation for Angelique will be held Monday, January 28 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at William C. Harris Funeral Home, located at 9825 Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63136. The funeral will immediately follow the visitation.