Drake Quibodeaux, whose request for Christmas cards was answered by tens of thousands, has died

Drake Quibodeaux, whose request for Christmas cards was answered by tens of thousands, has died
Just last week, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux, a Vinton boy fighting a terminal brain tumor had a simple request to get 190 cards for what could be his last Christmas. Little did he and his family know the overwhelming amount of support they’d get. (Source: KPLC)

VINTON, La. (KPLC) - A Vinton boy whose battle with cancer gained international attention, has died.

The family of Drake Quibodeaux says he passed away overnight.

“Drake won his battle at 2:55 this morning!” Drake’s mother, Danielle Quibodeaux, wrote on Facebook. “He ran into the arms of Jesus.”

Drake won his battle at 2:55 this morning! He ran into the arms of Jesus. We will post arrangements as soon as we have them.

Posted by Danielle Quibodeaux on Monday, May 27, 2019

Drake had Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.

The 8-year-old captured hearts around the world after he made a simple request for Christmas cards to brighten his spirits over the holiday season. Tens of thousands of people responded sending Christmas cards, gifts, and prayers.

Funeral arrangements for Drake are pending.

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