A Dublin boy who has been battling a rare brain tumor called gliomatosis cerebri since the fall of 2012 died on Saturday morning.
Surrounded by his family, Sirous Sadaghiani, who had been fighting the fight of his life for almost a year, slipped away in the early morning hours on Sept. 6.
Sirous' father, Reza Sadaghiani, said of the loss of his young son, "He is a better place and no more pain! We have been blessed and honored to have him!"
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As of Aug. 21, the cancer he had been so valiantly fighting had returned and was expanding into Sirous' brain, causing his condition to deteriorate. At that time, he was sleeping more and more and his life expectancy was four to eight weeks.
Sirous, and his twin sister, Sima, had celebrated their ninth birthdays in May. Sirous had been a third grader at John Green Elementary when he was diagnosed with the rare brain tumor.
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The Dublin community rallied for Sirous through prayers, donations, fundraisers and meal trains, posting daily well-wishes on Sirous' Facebook page. Sirous' page has over 5600 followers.
Read about Sirous' brave battle and the past fundraisers held for the Sadaghiani family by the Dublin community. Find out about Sirous and his journey on his Facebook page.
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