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Royals super fan Wilson dies at age 7

Boy attended World Series in 2014 after battle with cancer drew MLB's attention
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Noah Wilson, whose fight against cancer and devotion to the Royals was chronicled during last year's World Series, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 7.

The Olathe, Kan., native had his last radiation treatment in mid-June and had been considered free of Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer. However, his family learned in recent days that he had leukemia.

Noah Wilson, whose fight against cancer and devotion to the Royals was chronicled during last year's World Series, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 7.

The Olathe, Kan., native had his last radiation treatment in mid-June and had been considered free of Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer. However, his family learned in recent days that he had leukemia.

A family friend started a campaign to get Wilson to a World Series game after he'd watched the Royals' run through the 2014 playoffs from his hospital bed. After Major League Baseball heard about Wilson, it sent a box of memorabilia to his home and invited him and his entire family to a World Series game. They also attended a World Series Gala and met several players.

Eric Hosmer, Wilson's favorite player, posted a tweet after getting the news of his passing.

Tweet from @TheRealHos35: Wow it absolutely kills me to say this but RIP to my hero Noah Wilson. pic.twitter.com/51E0jS0JPz

The Royals also expressed their grief when finding out.

Tweet from @Royals: Our hearts are broken. Thoughts and prayers to the family of our bravest little Royals fan. #TeamNoah pic.twitter.com/fdus6lbL2N

While hospitalized last year, Noah started a campaign to make colorful Band-Aids available to children at Children's Mercy Hospital. It collected more than $7,000 and thousands of boxes of bandages.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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