Three-year-old Xyhir Ince died yesterday evening at the Bustamante Hospital For Children, after failing to recover from the stroke he suffered Monday morning.
Touching the lives of many around the world when his story was first highlighted in The Sunday Gleaner on November 11, Xyhir was fighting for his life.
Diagnosed with trilateral retinoblastoma, he was completely blind with both eyeballs surgically removed. He also had a brain tumour, which was threatening his life and causing excruciating pain. One tumour was growing at a rapid rate out of his left eye socket on to the face, while another was growing at the base of his brain, wrapping itself around two main arteries.
With support pouring in from around the world, his parents were doing everything to save his life.
But on Monday morning, his parents rushed him to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew.
Xyhir's mother, Kerry-Ann
Ince, had told The Gleaner that the right side of his body had gone limp and he stopped talking.
After completing a computerised tomography (CT) scan at the Kingston Public Hospital, Xyhir was returned to Bustamante hospital where he died at 6:18 p.m. yesterday.