Woman who was raising money for her own funeral passes away

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PEORIA, Ill. — The local woman who was asking for donations to pay for her own burial expenses passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 37.

Chalise Scholl used her own life insurance policy to bury her mother in 2017 and come roughly two years later, was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. She has since gone through chemo and radiation treatment, until earlier this summer it became apparent the chemo was not working and that the cancer was spreading.

Scholl decided to transition into hospice care and moved to LaSalle County to live with her aunt.

LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek confirmed Scholl succumbed to the illness.

Scholl went viral back in June for the “Krazii Strong” GoFundMe campaign. People could purchase “Krazii Strong” bracelets, which takes after her nickname.

The campaign raised $31,060 as of Thursday afternoon; the goal was $10,000. That goal was met two months ago. Over 600 people donated and the campaign was shared by thousands.

“Even if I am dying, and I have six months, I still have six months left to live, so live it,” Scholl had said back in June. “Don’t use it dying.”

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