Adreian Payne’s Statement On Lacey Holsworth Will Make You Smile

On Wednesday, 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth lost her battle with cancer. The young girl, who touched so many hearts along the way, forged a relationship with the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, and more specifically senior forward Adreian Payne. Shortly after hearing the news of her passing, Payne issued a very touching statement on his “princess.”

“Words can’t express how much I already miss Lacey. She is my sister, and will always be a part of my life. She taught me how to fight through everything with a smile on my face even when things were going wrong. I’m a better man because of her. She said she first liked me because of my smile, but it’s her smile that made America fall in love with her. I know she’s smiling and dancing in heaven right now. My princess is now an angel.”

[via Michigan State Facebook]