Fighting back against childhood cancer: Project 3.8

By Susan Gale

It was the photo heard ‘round the world. Dorian Murray with boxing gloves up to his cheeks, staring at the camera. The little boy with cancer wanted to be “famous in China” and raise awareness about childhood cancer. He got his wish as #D-Strong became a catchphrase throughout social media, reaching thousands of people

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5 things Dorian Murray taught the world

By Jennifer Geaber
Editor’s note: We were all saddened in March 2016 to hear of the passing of Dorian Murray, the spirited 8-year-old whose wish to be famous was heard – and answered – around the world. Dorian was diagnosed with cancer at age 4. When the cancer became incurable, he told his parents he wanted to be famous on the “bridge in China.” He meant the Great Wall of China, but because he could not travel there, he adjusted his goal and said that before he went to heaven, he would “try to be famous as much as I can.” Through the power of social media, people all over the world took photos or filmed themselves holding signs that said #DStrong – the moniker that came to symbolize his courage and their support of him. Today, more than 128,000 people follow his Facebook page and mourned when his mother wrote of his passing. The following column, which was written before Dorian passed, first appeared on and is reprinted here with permission…

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