Heartbreaking story of the terminally ill boy, 12, who became a marine
(UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 2, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:42:42 PM by Zakeet
Complete Headline: Heartbreaking story of the terminally ill boy, 12, who became a marine (and had an honour guard at the hospital on the night he died)
Cody Green, had leukaemia three times and died due to related infections
His battle inspired the local Marine Corps, who said Cody ‘fought as hard as any marine’ during his cancer battle
Cody’s mum seriously injured at the fatal Sugarland concert that killed 7 when the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last August
Throughout his short life, young Cody Green had admired the bravery of the U.S. Marines.
But after years spent battling leukaemia, it was the youngster’s courage fighting cancer which inspired his heroes to honour his bravery.
The 12-year-old from Indiana had suffered from the disease throughout his life. First diagnosed just before his second birthday, he had beaten leukaemia three times – but the chemotherapy had reduced his immune system and, last weekend, he died from a fungus which attacked his brain.
‘He was very comical. He always made you laugh, and he would always one up you because you couldn’t come up with good comeback quick enough for him! It was as if he had a whole book of them or something!’
His obituary on Jconline reads: ‘He never asked “Why Me,” and fought the illness with grace and humility, never complaining about his treatment or care, saying “Thank you” to the many health care professionals that cared for him.
‘Cody had a great sense of humor and he was always worried about everybody else and their well-being, he dearly loved his family.’
A memorial service for the 12-year-old will be held at Carroll Elementary School this weekend.
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