WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) — Dorian Murray’s wish was to become famous – and in less than a week, his wish came true.

Dorian’s toughness is woven into almost four years of treatment for rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric cancer that was diagnosed when he was 4. He’s been through a lot.

See Eyewitness News Reporter Walt Buteau’s extended interview with Dorian in the video above. 

“The needles, the meds,” he said from his mom’s couch. “Everything we have to go through. It’s a lot to take.”

As his mom tells it, Dorian said he wanted to be famous on “the bridge in China.” From there, his story took off on social media – and thousands have joined in the spirit of that within the past few days, from Rob Gronkowski to unknown men and women around the world.

The story on WPRI.COM on Monday has attracted about 51,000 views and still counting, with an another 12,000 watching and reacting on WPRI’s Facebook account.

In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.

  • To show your support, use #DStrong on social media.

For updates on Dorian, visit the family’s Facebook page: Praying for Dorian.