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WEBB CITY, Mo – A 12-year-old’s battle with cancer was followed by thousands of Missourians.

Christian Heady was diagnosed with stage 4 DSRCT Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, when he was 11. Christian passed away Friday morning at 3:15 am. His father, Doug Heady, tweeted this:

Christian had massive support in the community as they followed his journey. A Facebook group, named Christian’s Journey, was created to provide updates on his status and offer community support to Heady. Christian also made a Tik Tok account in which he documented his journey.