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Update: West Jordan Boy With Cancer Dies

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Ethan Van Leuven lost his battle with cancer Tuesday after more than two years of fighting.

The nation watched last week as the community of West Jordan banded together to turn the last days of one very sick little boy into the celebration of a lifetime.

Four-year-old Ethan Van Leuven passed away Tuesday morning after losing his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

After receiving the prognosis that he only had a few weeks to live, the city dressed up, decorated for and celebrated Halloween, Ethan’s birthday and Christmas months early.

Ethan's father Merrill Van Leuven wrote on Facebook after his son’s passing that he is grateful for the support the family has seen from the community during Ethan's battle with cancer.