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UPDATE: A 4-year-old boy who touched hearts across the country has passed away.

Last week, the doctors told Ethan Van Leuven’s family that he had only a few days to live.

Sadly, Ethan died Tuesday morning.

UTAH – A Utah family knows they only have a limited amount of time with their son and they are determined to make the best of that time.

Four-year-old Ethan Van Leuven is fighting for each day on this Earth.

At 22 months old, little Ethan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

After years of treatment, his family learned last week that his fight is coming to an end.

“His leukemia has gone out of control and is no longer treatable, so he was given a few days to several weeks left,” Merrill Van Leuven, Ethan’s father said.

Knowing time is running out, the Van Leuven family wanted their last days with Ethan to be filled with joy, and what better way than a week of holidays.

So tonight, it’s Halloween!

Thanks to loving neighbors, tonight for the Van Leuven family, there is joy for a boy who is truly a superhero.

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