Missouri teen whose last wish was funeral procession of sports cars dies of cancer

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WASHINGTON, Mo. (KAKE) -

A 14-year-old Missouri boy has died after a years-long battle with bone cancer, and his final wish is to have a funeral procession of sports cars. 

Alec Ingram's family said on Facebook that he passed away on Thursday. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2015.

According to the Facebook page "Alec Ingram’s Fight with Cancer," the boy broke his arm that year and a number of tests revealed he had the rare cancer that grows from the cells that form bones.

According to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, about 400 children and teens under the age of 20 are diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year.

WDAF reports that Alec spent his 11th birthday relearning how to walk and spent Easter in intensive care after his heart stopped. Despite his diagnosis, Alec's family said he lived a full life and touched many hearts.

Alec was also known for his love of sports cars, and he said his final wish was to have his funeral procession made up of sports cars.

Another Facebook group is coordinating the processional. It's asking anyone with a sports car to come support the family and join the escort, which will be in Washington, Missouri, west of St. Louis.

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