Brave Hutchinson boy dies after battle with brain cancer

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June 2015 - Josh Marshall gets a tattoo on his head to match his son's surgery scar. June 2015 - Josh Marshall gets a tattoo on his head to match his son's surgery scar.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

A brave Hutchinson boy who's been battling cancer for nearly four years has died. 

Gabe Marshall's father said on Facebook that his son died just after midnight Friday. Gabe was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma in March of 2015. 

The boy and his father, Josh, gained national attention in 2016 for the dad's effort to mitigate his son’s insecurity after a cancer surgery: a tattoo matching Gabe's scar.

Gabe's family met with a neurosurgeon from Children's Mercy in Kansas City late in 2016, and they were told that Gabe's brain tumor was inoperable.

Kansas boy's brain tumor inoperable, father says

Thousands of people have followed Gabe and his family's story on the Facebook page "PRAYERS FOR GABE MARSHALL."

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