A young boy who touched the hearts of many has passed away.
Condolences have been pouring in for the family of six-year-old Kaiden Little of CBS who passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by the people he loved.
Kaiden was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma when he was just three years old. He battled his illness with the fortitude of a young super hero, making friends and winning hearts along the way.
Kaiden, a Star Wars fan, even caught the attention of actor Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker. Hamill tweeted that Kaiden will have the Force with him from here to eternity.
So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Kaiden… The Force will be with him from here to eternity! ??-mh
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 15, 2019
Little wanted to be a police officer and members of the RNC took him under their wing. They hosted a fundraiser in November to help the family with expenses as he underwent treatment. Funeral arrangement have yet to be announced.
Kaiden’s family offered this statement:
“The outpouring of support, from the communities we call home and beyond, means so much to us. Over the past three years, so many people have helped bring so many moments of joy to Kaiden and our family. We are overwhelmed by all those who now help us honour his light and celebrate the joy he brought to us all. His force is with us. We appreciate and are comforted by each and every message. It is impossible to express how grateful we are for all the love and support.
Please keep sharing your memories using #KaidenLittle.”
Kaiden Little inspired us all with his resilience and positivity. We send our deepest condolences to the family at this time. We were honoured to have had the opportunity to welcome Kaiden in to our RNC family. pic.twitter.com/R5C6gJ87fI
— Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (@RNC_PoliceNL) January 15, 2019
He was one of the strongest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting — and he’s in peace now, no more pain, no more cancer. Tomorrow, I’m wearing green to work, Kaiden’s favorite color. You should too. Rest In Peace you lil’ champ. 💚 #KaidenLittle pic.twitter.com/Za13u0JOoM
— Geoff Higdon (@TheNLBobby) January 14, 2019