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3-year-old dies after long journey with leukemia

3-year-old dies after long journey with leukemia

Source: Ryan's Journey Facebook page Source: Ryan's Journey Facebook page
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MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We are so very sad to report that 3-year-old Ryan LaSource has passed away after battling leukemia his whole life.

Ryan's parents posted the heartbreaking news after he died Friday morning.

Ryan was diagnosed with AML Leukemia when he was just five-months-old.

He beat the cancer 3 times, but relapsed again within the past year. For the majority of his illness he was treated at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital, but in March he was taken to Duke University in North Carolina for a second bone marrow transplant. 

His parents, Austin and Lauren LaSource, have been sharing his story on Ryan's Journey Facebook page since 2013. 

The family has received overwhelming support over the years from the community and social media. 

The Facebook page has over 46,000 followers who post notes of encouragement everyday for the family. 

In addition to the social media outpouring, there have been triathlons and 5K races held in his honor and the family's neighborhood even banned together to create Ribbons for Ryan to go on their mailboxes, all to raise money and show support for the LaSource family. 

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