Friends and family of Bailey O'Neill gathered Saturday to bid goodbye to the 12-year-old Collingdale resident, who died last week after being placed into a medically induced coma.
During an emotional funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Parish in Collingdale, family members described Bailey as sweet and good-natured, a smart boy who loved his family and the Philadelphia Phillies.
He had been placed in a coma after his nose was broken in what his parents have called a bullying incident on Jan. 10. Two weeks later -- after experiencing mood swings, memory problems and eventually seizures -- he was put into a medically induced coma at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, and then moved to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was taken off life support Sunday night.