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Raleigh boy scout loses battle with rare bone cancer

Posted March 22, 2014

Noah Spivey at the unveiling of a garden named in his honor at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (Keith Baker/WRAL)

— Noah Spivey, a 17-year-old boy scout, lost his battle with cancer Saturday morning at his Raleigh home. 

Spivey began receiving hospice care last month to relieve the effects of Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

Spivey was on track to becoming an Eagle Scout and was presented with the Heart of the Eagle award last month. He was also awarded the Life Scout rank for his achievements.

The 17-year-old began building a prayer garden at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church for his Eagle Scout project, and a team of volunteers finished the project in his honor.

Spivey's family said was surrounded by friends and family when he passed.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. 




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