Photo of 6-year-old boy comforting younger sister dying of cancer goes viral

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A photo of a young 6-year-old boy comforting his dying younger sister has gone viral on various social media platforms, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

Arkansas native Adalynn “Addy” Sooter was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) two years ago after her parents noticed she had difficulty in walking.

DIPG is a highly aggressive brain tumor. Addy had already gone through over 30 rounds of radiation and even tried experimental treatments in Mexico, according to Fox News

The family returned to a hospice on June 1st in their hometown of Arkansas and spent the last few weeks making memories and spending time with Addy, said the father Matt Sooter on the Facebook page ‘Hope of Addy Joy – Fighting DIPG’

“A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his playmate, his best friend, his little sister,” Sooter stated on the Facebook page. “This isn't how it's supposed to be. But this is the broken world we live in.”

Addy passed away a few hours after the photo was taken on June 3.

The parents stated that Addy’s tumor will be turned in for research in hopes of helping other children with DIPG

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