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Little Xyhir's funeral set for December 15

Published:Friday | November 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The funeral for the life of three-year-old Xyhir Ince is scheduled for Saturday, December 15 at the Church of God of Prophecy, 41 Old Harbour Road, in St Catherine. It is slated to begin at 10 a.m.

Xyhir lost his battle with trilateral retinoblastoma on Tuesday, November 20. Diagnosed with the disease when he was only a few months old, he eventually lost his sight when both eyeballs were surgically removed.

Earlier this year, the cancer progressed into tumours in his brain and left eye socket. His parents tried desperately to save his life, and following the publication of his story in The Sunday Gleaner on November 11 and touched by his angelic faith amid his suffering, countless persons from around the world responded to the call with love, support, prayers and funds to help with his medical treatment.

On November 19, the three-year-old suffered a mild stroke and was rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children where he died the following day.

Xyhir's body will be interred at the Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine.