Seven-year-old boy loses cancer battle, dodo bird at his side

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by DAVID SCHECHTER / WFAA

khou.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM

DALLAS -- In May, Michael Malone's kindergarten teacher appealed to News 8 viewers to help find him a rare, stuffed animal that he loved.

With your help, and social media, Lesley Armstrong succeeded in locating the last known dodo bird puppet of its kind.

Armstrong said seven-year-old Michael and the dodo bird were inseperable.

On Saturday, Michael lost his two-and-a-half year battle with neuroblastoma cancer.

He was buried on Tuesday with the dodo bird at his side.

If you'd like to make a donation in Michael's name to neuroblastoma research, visit the Wipe Out Kids' Cancer website.

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