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"Superhero" four-year-old Gavin Glynn has passed away

Gavin’s family had raised €300,000 this summer to send him to the US for cancer treatment.

Image: Team Gavin Glynn via Facebook

GAVIN GLYNN, THE four-year-old boy who sparked a wave of charity during the summer, has died.

Gavin’s father John started the #MyBoy campaign to raise funds for his son’s cancer treatment in the US.

Gavin was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer when he was 17 months old.

Having undergone surgery in Texas, complications meant Gavin came home in August.

In a post on the fundraising website, his family confirmed that he had passed away last night:

Rest in peace our beautiful baby. You fought the hardest fight anyone could imagine and all the way to the end. You are and will always be our Superman.

Gavin passed very peacefully tonight with Conor, Lucy myself and Jayne holding hands on our couch at home. Fly high buddy we all love you so much xxxx

IMG_0904 Source: Team Gavin Glynn

Tributes have poured in for the young boy on social media with Dustin’s sentiment that Superman wears Gavin Glynn pyjamas being shared.


Read: Team Gavin Glynn appeal raises €300,000 in days as sick child flies to America

Read: ‘We need your help to save my boy’, father of child who needs life saving cancer surgery in the US

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