BATTLE OVER: Justin Chey, 13, Loses Fight Against Cancer

Justin Chey

A 13-year old Des Moines boy who made national news when he was diagnosed with cancer has lost his fight for life.

Justin Chey died tonight in hospice care.

Justin spent much of his young life caring for his elderly grandparents while his mother worked as a custodian.

Back in October, he collapsed during reading class at Hiatt Middle School. Tests showed he had a cancerous tumor in his brain that spread throughout his body.

Since his diagnosis, Justin enjoyed a shopping spree at Bass Pro and even went on his first date.

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