Students give extraordinary honor to Chesapeake teen who lost battle with rare cancer

Chesapeake, Va. (WTKR) – A Chesapeake teenager lost his battle with cancer just days after being named Hickory High School Prom King.

Chase Moore, 18, died Saturday.

Moore was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer, in October.

“He never complained. He never asked why. He just always fought,” his aunt Ronda Shelby told NewsChannel 3’s Todd Corillo.

Even though the fight with cancer kept him in and out of the hospital during his last year of high school, his aunt says Moore was diligent in keeping up with school.

“On Chase’s good days, he did all of his homework, did all of his schoolwork,” Shelby commented.

At the end of May, his classmates voted Chase as the 2014 Hickory High School Prom King.

“It was a great, great honor that the school and his classmates honored him in that way and want to honor him in that way,” Shelby stated.

“We all wish that he could have been there, but I think he was probably happy to get out of the dance,” she continued with a laugh.

His aunt says his family wants to express how grateful they are for the community support they’ve received during Chase’s battle with cancer.

They’re especially appreciative of the staff at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, as well as the students and staff at Hickory High School.

Click here to learn more about the Chasen Cancer Away effort.

Chase Moore will be laid to rest Wednesday.

His Hickory High School classmates will wear yellow ribbons to remember his life during graduation on Thursday.

3 comments

  • The Don

    Very sad! He fought to the end and will be sadly missed by many ! Condolences for his family and friends!

  • Patty brown

    My deepest condolences to his family. So sad he didn’t make it to graduation. I know he will be there in spirit watching all his friends. What a bittersweet day for the school. God’s peace.

  • Maddie on of his class mates

    He will be missed very much. He was always a hard worker. I have known him since I can remember and he always has been there someone needed a laugh or smile. I will always have him in my heart.

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