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Young Royals fan who fought cancer has died

July 1, 2015

— A 7-year-old Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals drew national attention has died.

The family of Noah Wilson of Olathe announced he died Tuesday night.

He suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer. KMBC-TV reports that Noah had his final radiation treatment in mid-June and was considered cancer-free. His family learned in recent days that he had leukemia and he began more chemotherapy Monday.

During the Royals' run to the World Series last year, a family friend started an online movement to get Noah to a World Series game.

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre offered the family tickets and prime seats to a game. They were treated to a special day, meeting several players and walking on the field.

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