Kamloops toddler loses battle with cancer

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KAMLOOPS - A young Kamloops boy diagnosed with brain cancer last September has passed away.

Sawyer Jules succumbed to cancer last night, according to an update from his aunt Tiffany Araneda on the family's GoFundMe page.

“My sweet nephew Sawyer passed away last night, his wings were ready but none of us were,” Araneda wrote. “He was so brave and strong throughout his battle and touched so many lives near and far.”

He was originally diagnosed with a tumour in his brain in September 2015. Because of his age and the location of the tumour, surgeons were unable to operate on the cancer, so Sawyer went through chemotherapy instead at the B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver. However, the cancer was discovered to have spread near the end of his chemotherapy treatments and Sawyer returned home earlier this month when it was realized the cancer had spread and treatment was not possible.

Thousands of dollars was raised for the family through several different campaigns in an effort to help Sawyer and allow his family to be close to him.

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