UPDATE: Boy loses battle with brain cancer

More Video...

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Local 8 News spoke with Dan Morris, the father of Regen Morris, the 12 year old boy battling brain cancer.

Mr. Morris says Regen passed away early Christmas morning.

Back in April, crowds of people lined Dolly Parton Parkway to welcome home a little boy named Regen Morris,

The 12 year-old had just finished a 5 month stay at Saint Jude's fighting brain cancer.

But on Christmas Eve, Local 8 News learned that Regen was approaching another homecoming.

His parents said that Regen confirmed through the squeeze of a hand that he was ready to pass.

On their public Facebook page called "Rootin' for Regen", his parents said, "Regen is very near the end of his long difficult journey. He has confirmed with us through the squeeze of a hand that he is ready for this to end and we are as well, as we cannot bear to watch him suffer any longer. Please pray that this happens quickly, even today, as he is struggling for every breath. Pray that God does not allow him to linger in this awful state. Please give our thanks to everyone for the incredible support we have received this past year. Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for everything. Dan and Tishia"

You can send prayers to the family and follow their journey by watching the Facebook page "Rootin' for Regen."


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237207211 - local8now.com/a?a=237207211