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Sebastian (4) has passed away just weeks after his family brought forward Christmas for him

Sebastian was diagnosed with a brain tumour after becoming sick in January and it returned after surgery.

FOUR YEAR OLD Sebastian from Ballina, Co Tipperary has passed away after battling a brain tumour.

Last month his family brought forward Christmas Day after they received news that Sebastian had just weeks left to live.

Sebastian first started feeling sick in January and a brain tumour was found on the back of his head.

He recovered well from surgery and doctors thought they got everything off the main tumour. However, it returned just weeks later.

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Last month his Dad Conor told The Ray D’Arcy show on RTÉ Radio One that his family were originally told they had months left with Sebastian but doctors soon realised they actually only had weeks.

That’s when they decided to create a final Christmas for their son as it was his favourite time of the year. Conor said:

Sebastian really loves Christmas like any child. It’s his favourite time of the year. He looks forward to it from one end of the year to the other.

Hundreds of listeners to the show helped create a special day for Sebastian.

Today Ray D’Arcy informed his listeners that little Sebastian had passed away and thanked people for their help in creating Christmas last month.

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“We were blown away with the outpouring of generousity…there was a real sense community.

It felt like the whole country was giving Sebastian a big hug.

“It’s with a heavy heart and a horrible sadness I have to tell you that poor little Sebastian passed away earlier today.

“We’d like to pass on our sincere condolences to his family…may he rest in peace.”

Read: Sebastian (4) has weeks to live. Can you help his family bring Christmas to him?>

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