Tahlequah Boy Dies After Battle With Cancer


Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 10:05 am

By: News On 6


Warrior Kai McAlpin passed away early Tuesday morning in the arms of his family at their home in Tahlequah.

His father shared a photo of his son's last moments he would like the world to see. It's what childhood cancer looks like.

The family wants others to see this as they campaign for more childhood cancer research funding on the federal level. Currently they say less than 4 percent goes to childhood cancer.

3/10/2017 Related Story: Child Battling Rare Cancer, Given Escort Back To Tahlequah Home

Kai was called a warrior partly because he loved to play with swords, and partly because he was battling a rare form of cancer since last May. Kai spent a year at St. Francis Children's Hospital. 

He said good-bye to the hospital last week and was escorted home by law enforcement officers and bikers.

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