A young boy from Windsor who had his community’s support as he fought stage four brain cancer has died.
According to a Facebook post, Huntre Allard, 9, died Saturday morning, Aug. 24.
Earlier this month, Huntre was shifted to hospice care.
“I don’t want the journey to end but I know it’s going to,” Lisa Aylesworth, Huntre’s mother, told CTV News the middle of August.
“He’s starting to get shaking seizures, which is the cancer spreading,” she said.
She said the experimental treatment was offered in June, but Huntre didn’t want to go to any more hospitals.
Huntre’s fight was made easier by the community, known for his positive approach, as they rallied to make his time left as happy as possible.
The boy was granted a wish by the southwestern Ontario branch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He wanted a new room, all in green due to his fascination with John Deere, which came from his grandfather’s 1950s lime green pickup.
After learning about Huntre Allard, a 6-year-old boy, Mathieu Kochaniec, used his birthday party as a fundraiser for stuffed toys, cash, and donation cards.
All the items collected by Mathieu were donated to the children at the pediatric ward of Windsor Regional Hospital.
Huntre even got to go to a prom party at high school. His brother Austin brought him to the West Secondary School class party in Amherstburg.
Last year, Huntre was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer.