PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island General Assembly announced plans Tuesday to honor a young Westerly boy whose brave fight against cancer has captured the world’s attention.
On Wednesday, lawmakers will introduce a resolution to proclaim Jan. 20, 2016, as #DStrong Day.
Dorian Murray’s message of staying strong through adversity has made him a worldwide sensation on social media. For the past four years, the 8-year-old has been battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare, untreatable form of pediatric cancer.
“I’m just thinking before I go to heaven to try to be famous as much as I can,” Dorian said in an interview with Eyewitness News last week.
The #DStrong movement has gone viral over the past few days, with people around the world sending him love and support and praising him for his bravery.
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Dorian’s mother said Thursday that her boy has been “energized by the attention that he’s getting.”
On Saturday, Dorian and his family attended the Patriots’ playoff game against the Chiefs in style with luxury box seats and a limo ride to Gillette Stadium courtesy of the team.
Dorian is scheduled to attend Wednesday’s General Assembly session as the proclamation is read in both the House and the Senate.
For updates on Dorian, visit the family’s Facebook page: Praying for Dorian.