HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - A 3-year-old Huntersville boy that was named an honorary firefighter earlier this month has died.
Carter Dang had Stage 4 nueroblastoma and was referred to as “Super Carter.”
The Huntersville Fire Department posted to its Facebook page Friday that Dang passed away at his home 2:50 p.m. Thursday following a brave battle.
The community gathered on Feb. 8 for a ceremony to make him an honorary firefighter with the help from Huntersville Fire Station 2 and several neighbors.
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Firefighters traveled in a convoy to his house and presented him with a fire helmet with a specially designed helmet shield, as well as an official Huntersville Fire Department badge.
The post read, “We feel comfort knowing that FF Dang’s pain is over and that we were able to have a special visit with Carter and his family a couple of weeks ago. As the son of one of our firefighters said yesterday "don't be sad...Carter will get to play with Jesus…he is so lucky." We all know that Carter is now laughing, smiling, pain free and playing in heaven. #SuperCarter.”
Service arrangements for Dang are incomplete at the time.
Read more on when Dang was named honorary firefighter here.