TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A little Topeka boy whose cancer battle has inspired thousands across the country, died shortly before noon Tuesday at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. Two-year-old Blake Cazier bravely fought a battle against Acute Monoblastic Leukemia.
In a beautifully written post on “Team Blake’s” Facebook page, Blake Cazier’s mommy wrote that they had a tough battle, but Blake “won the fight”. Saturday, KSNT News covered the hundreds of people who turned out for a walk in support of the two-year-old’s medical expenses.
Tuesday, his mother Jaclyn Cazier wrote that Blake “passed peacefully in his mother’s arms with his daddy holding him tight.” The family who has openly shared their very personal struggle with thousands of supporters, shared pictures of their final moments on earth with their son.
Chris and Jaclyn Cazier have talked openly of their faith in God throughout their son’s 15 month battle. They strongly believe that Blake’s purpose was to touch the countless lives who have heard and faithfully followed his story. While saying that their “hearts are shattered into a million pieces”, the Caziers continue to stand firm in their belief that God will “walk with us through this difficult time and hold our hand.” The couple writes of their great love for their son, calling him “the most beautiful gift” but that acknowledging that “Blake ultimately belongs to God.” In celebrating his life, they write how thankful they are that he is now “free of pain”…“free forever”. Chris and Jaclyn call Blake their ‘hero’.
The family’s supporters have bought and worn hundreds of orange “Team Blake” t-shirts in support, purchased thousands of Chick-Fil-A cookies as part of a fundraiser, and held an awareness walk this past Saturday, raising thousands of dollars to help defray the high medical costs incurred for treatment. Each week people across the Capital City and country would wear their t-shirts or the color orange in honor of “Team Blake” Wednesdays. Blake’s Facebook page has amassed a following of more than 46,700 people from across the country—people who not only have followed the family’s difficult journey but also faithfully prayed for Blake and his family; sending thousands of messages of support.
Blake Cazier is survived by his Mommy and Daddy, his brothers, sister, and many other loving family members. Learn more about how you can show your support for the family at the official “Team Blake” GoFundMe site set up on their behalf.