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9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Ryan Kennedy Trending on Twitter as #RyanKennedy

Ryan Kennedy
WXYZ-TV

A fourth grader in Michigan who is fighting terminal brain cancer has garnered the support of the universe of users on Twitter after he became a trending topic.

Trending topics on Twitter are the things getting talked about the most on the microblogging site.  For the last several days, one of those topics was #RyanKennedy.

The 9-year-old has fought brain tumors since the age of three and is the final stages of the disease according to WXYZ-TV in Detroit

Ryan is currently too sick to talk, and sleeps 23 hours out of the day.

He was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 3 and since 2007 he has been having non-stop surgeries to remove tumors from his brain stem.  But the tumors keep coming back and getting more severe.

After a surgery last August paralyzed the right side of his face, the 9-year-old told his mother, ‘no more.’

“He said I want be like it was before all of this happened. I don’t want to have to go to the doctors,” said Karp.

Doctors do not expect Ryan to make it to his 10th birthday which is May 24. Just last week the family thought they were losing him and he said his goodbyes to his brother and sister.

“That was the most heart wrenching experience to have to go through. To have him say I love you so much Mackenzie he told her,” said Karp.

It was never Ryan’s dying wish to be a trending topic in the social media world, but his family is very thankful for the worldwide attention he has received.

[Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/oakland_county/local-boy-with-cancer-trends-on-twitter-because-people-thought-it-was-his-dying-wish#ixzz1uZS23pcf]

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