A teenager from New York has died after suffering from complications from a rare type of childhood cancer.
Tajuan Williams, 15, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in February.
His family had been waiting in New York City to receive him for treatment.
But the family had hoped to have him at their home in Newburgh, New York, for surgery on Friday, where doctors had said he could have his right side amputated.
Tsuyuan was flown to New York on Thursday to receive surgery, but after a few days in the hospital, he passed away on Friday.
He had undergone surgery on his right arm, which was amputated above the elbow.
TourniquetHe had a tracheostomy tube inserted to allow him to breathe, but the tube broke, so he had to be transferred to a ventilator, the hospital said in a statement.
Tujuan’s father, who lives in New Jersey, said he was heartbroken.
“I feel really sad, but I know he was very excited to be home and see his family,” he said.
“We didn’t expect that his life would be over in such a short time.”
Tsuhuan’s mother, who has no family in the U.K., said she was praying for her son’s family.
“They were going through a tough time,” she said.
“They were facing a difficult time.
But they will never be forgotten.”
The family has been living in Newberg since they moved to Newburgh in 2000.
Tuiuan was a good student, his parents said.
He was always smiling and always had fun with his friends.
He loved music and enjoyed playing sports.
His parents said they did not know what would have happened if he had not been able to travel to the United States.