January 15, 2016 12:37 pm
Updated: January 15, 2016 1:18 pm

Dying boy’s wish to be famous ‘before I go to heaven’ granted

WATCH: Dorian Murray’s supporters have sent in photos from across the globe holding up signs that read #D-Strong.


An eight-year old boy’s heart-wrenching wish to be “famous in China” before he dies has been granted in a mere five days.

Dorian Murray of Rhode Island has been battling rhabdomyosarcoma (a type of pediatric cancer) since he was four, and earlier this year doctors told his family it has spread to his spine. According to a Facebook page in support of Dorian, his family has since stopped treatment and brought him home from the hospital.

But that doesn’t mean Dorian has stopped dreaming.

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“Hey dad, you know what I really want before I go to heaven?” Dorian asked as seen in an update on the Facebook page Praying for Dorian.

“What’s that buddy,” his dad replied.

“I would like to be famous in China,” he said.

Since the update was posted on Sunday, a flood of responses have come in showing how quickly a wish can come true.

Pictures have been showing up on Facebook, Twitter and even on Chinese newspapers showing people in China (and around the world) holding a sign bearing “#DStrong.”

Dorian told Providence TV station WPRI he’s happy to have the support of the people around the world.

“They’re just saying to keep fighting,” Dorian said. “They believe in me. And it’s just really nice to know that so many people have my back for me.”

A fundraising page has been set up to help with the family’s financial struggle with medical bills.

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