CHLOE RAIA RING planned to direct her love of animals into a career in veterinary medicine.
But the young woman, whose middle name means "blooming flower" in Greek, didn't get the chance. She died of cancer Saturday at the age of 18. She lived in Roxborough-Manayunk.
Chloe was indeed a "blooming flower," her family said. "She was a young, sweet, beautiful and vibrant beacon of light," they said.
She was also witty and charming. "She was hilarious and always had the right thing to say. She was very talkative, very loving and very brave," her family said.
She was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She was adopted at the age of 4 by Duane and Phillip Ring and brought to Philadelphia.