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Art for Charlie Cancer Patient Passes Away

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A brave, five-year-old cancer patient who touched the hearts and lives of many around him has passed away.

Charlie Waller was diagnosed with an inoperable and incurable brain stem tumor in 2011, when he was just two-years-old. Doctors said he may only live another nine months, but he pressed on for more than two years.

Family and friends held an art auction to raise money to help Charlie, understanding at the time that pediatric hospice care was limited. Due to the success of the auction, the Art for Charlie foundation was founded in 2012.

The charity currently provides funds for children's hospice care.

A memorial service will be held at The People's Church of East Lansing on Thursday, December 19. A time will be posted at The service is open to all. Families with children are very welcome.

More from 6 News: (2013) Elementary School Supports 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient With Hats

(2011) 'Art For Charlie' Raising Money For Child With Cancer

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