Boy whose birthday card request went viral dies after battling tumor

Danny Nickerson, the 6-year-old Massachusetts boy whose request for birthday cards went viral last summer, has died of a rare brain tumor.

Nickerson's death was announced by his family on their "Danny's Warriors" Facebook page Saturday. His mother's post said Danny died Friday at home after "a courageous 18-month battle."

The post says, "He is now cancer free and running and playing and laughing with God and all of the other precious children." It asks for prayers.

In October 2013, Nickerson was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant brain tumor, reported.

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