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Dumon McCain Lost His Battle With Cancer

Last updated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

(BEDFORD) - Dumon McCain, a Bedford Middle School Student lost his battle with cancer Monday afternoon.

His mother Amy McNeely posted this on the Dumonstrong Facebook page.

"It is with a very heavy heart that I make this post this evening. We decided to remove Dumon from the ventilator this afternoon. He took his last breath and is now at peace. I want to thank all those who have followed us for the year and have prayed for us. We love you all!" - Amy McNeely

McCain was diagnosed on November 8, 2012 with a rare brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, The tumor appears on the brain stem and is inoperable.

It is a rare and aggressive tumor. McCain first received radiation treatments and then began chemotherapy.

The community rallied around Dumon and his family with fundraising events and to fulfill some of Dumon's dreams, like becoming a police officers for a day.

Dumon was taken to Riley Children's Hospital November 19 after his health declined. He then had to be placed on a ventilator. On Sunday the doctors attempted to wean Dumon off the ventilator but his body was not strong enough to maintain breathing on his own.

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