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Joel Green, inspiration for That Dragon, Cancer, passes away at age 5

The five-year-old boy whose terminal illness was the basis for the forthcoming game That Dragon, Cancer has died. Joel Green passed away early this morning, his father said.

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JohnathanACE1681d ago

Well this is the saddest thing I've read all day. Poor kid and poor family. RIP Joel my prayers are with you. :.(

Neoninja1681d ago (Edited 1681d ago )

It is pretty sad, I know a friend of the Green family and he told me they're struggling financially right now on top of all the heartache. It just freaking sucks and this is something I wouldn't wish upon anyone.

Parents shouldn't have to bury their kids. Hope medicine gets to the point where we can prevent things like this from happening.

@JonathanACE
You're right, but I also look at it like this.
Joel is no longer suffering. He doesn't have to be attached to machines anymore, no more medicine, he has peace now.

JohnathanACE1681d ago (Edited 1681d ago )

It just sucks how bad things happen to good people. Like the Sorrow said "this world is one of sadness".

@Neoninja
Yep he's no longer suffering and I personally believe he's with God now and is a lot happier. He will be reunited with his parents one day.

PockyKing1681d ago

RIP. Really want to see the game they're making, going to relate to a lot of families.

porkChop1681d ago

The only problem is they made a real bad decision by making it an OUYA exclusive. The game could have real impact, but it's handcuffed to a dead platform. Sucks too, because I was really looking forward to the experience.

adorie1681d ago

The news coupled with the boys smiling face... this is heartbreaking. I can only begin to fathom how the parents are feeling right now.

yewles11681d ago

How horrible, I hope the family pulls through eventually...

assassin2k1681d ago

I hope the game is a legacy for the poor lad. And yes if it helps people relate and understand what hell it must be like being related to someone suffering the disease, I'm sure that's a fitting tribute.

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