The Framingham 6-year-old who inspired the #WhyNotDevin campaign after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer has died.
Devin Suau’s mother, Christine Soutter Suau, announced the news on social media Friday morning: “With a beyond shattered heart and soul, I write this post to tell you that Our little super hero lost his very courageous battle early this morning surrounded by Jay and I and the boys. I know my mom was waiting with the biggest hug along with all those who earned their beautiful wings before us. Please continue to pray for my boys. Today is the worst day of our lives.”
— Devin Suau (@WhyNotDevinDIPG) October 20, 2017
In March, Devin was sworn in as the honorary police chief of Framingham for a day. The department wrote in a Facebook post Friday morning, “Thank you Chief Devin for sharing your time, your smile and your humor with us.”
Last month, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proclaimed October 27, 2017, Devin’s birthday, as “Devin Suau Day.” He would have turned 7.
— Devin Suau (@WhyNotDevinDIPG) September 22, 2017
Many public figures and organizations expressed condolences Friday.
Today we lost one of our finest, Devin Suau. Devin captured the hearts of many, including mine. Keep the people in heaven safe, my friend. pic.twitter.com/8KYzIdbdSA
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) October 20, 2017
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) October 20, 2017
— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) October 20, 2017
Bravery. Strength. Courage.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 20, 2017
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 20, 2017