(WTNH)–A Massachusetts boy who captured hearts on social media has lost his battle with cancer. Six-year-old Devin Suau’s mother posted on Facebook that Devin had passed away on Friday.
Devin was diagnosed earlier this year with a rare form of pediatric brain cancer. To raise awareness for the disease, his parents started the hashtag “Why Not Devin,” which was used on Facebook and Twitter.
— Devin Suau (@WhyNotDevinDIPG) October 20, 2017
Devni would have turned seven a week from Friday, which Boston mayor Marty Walsh has now declared “Devin Suau Day.”
Several ____ expressed their sorrow over Devin’s passing, including the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics:
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 20, 2017
Bravery. Strength. Courage.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2017
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady even expressed his condolences:
— Meredith Gorman (@MereGorman) October 20, 2017