Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dax Locke passes away

The two-year-old little boy that started Christmas early in Central Illinois has passed away. According to his mom's blog, Dax Locke of Washington, IL died at 2:15 this morning. Hundreds of people from around the world put on their Christmas lights early this year in honor of the child who was suffering from leukemia. His mom wrote:

"He has had two bone marrow transplants, but his leukemia remains. We are cherishing every moment we have with him, and celebrate every day with him like it is Christmas."

Once people starting hearing about this little guy, they started turning on their Christmas lights and sending Dax the pictures. Doctors weren't sure if Dax would make it to Christmas. We ran a story last night on the news saying he was barely moving. That was hard to report. I don't know how I am going to be able to read this story on the news tonight. Our story last night also said more than $35,000 has been raised in Dax's name for St. Jude. The Peoria Journal Star is reporting $44,000 as of this morning. You can donate here. Friends say "his mom is trying to raise $1.6 million for St. Jude--the amount that it takes to run St. Jude for one day." I think that's amazing! So many people will remember his story and so many lives will be saved. What a cute little guy he was. God Bless his family!

Here's Dax's website.


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