Clarkston 10-Year-Old Dies; His Fight With Brain Cancer Made International News
Ryan Kennedy, the Clarkston youngster who brought worldwide attention to juvenile brain cancer, made it to his 10th birthday on Thursday but passed away two days later.
The Oakland Press reported: His uncle, Kevin Morris, tweeted at 1:17 p.m. Saturday: “we just lost a strong fighter. He got to see his bday. Resting now in the arms of God.”
Ryan was diagnosed with relatively rare ependymoma in 2007. He underwent seven surgeries, four rounds of chemotherapy and two rounds of chemotherapy before making his own decision in late February to suspend further treatment. [Click here to read his full story.]
His story was picked up by outlets such as CNN, ABC News, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, Yahoo! and the New York Daily News, and was translated into at least a half-dozen different languages as it made its way around the world.