Epworth boy Alexander Strong loses long battle against cancer
Alexander Strong, the seven-year-old boy from Epworth who has been battling with cancer, has died.
The boy from Epworth was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of children’s cancer, in 2009.
He died at 5am this morning (Friday Jan 25).
In a statement posted on Facebook this morning, his father, Mark Strong, said: “We have lost our son Lex. The little man passed away about an hour ago. He, along with Olivia [their daughter], are our reason for being, and we are extremely sorry to have to tell you this.
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“Please say a final prayer for our brave, beautiful, courageous Lex.”
His mother, Maxine Strong, said in another comment on Facebook: “He spent the last few days with family and friends and constant love around him. He was courageous and dignified to the end, God bless.”