12-year-old York County boy battling cancer passes away

Wes Pak

YORK COUNTY, Va. — 12-year-old Wes Pak of York County, who was battling cancer, passed away on November 3.

Wes’ death was confirmed by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Wes was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a very rare cancer affecting children, in 2011. His mother Krista told News 3 that they had stopped treatment and planned on helping Pak live out the rest of his time with family and friends.

She added seeing how her young son has impacted hundreds of people makes things a little easier since she knows he’ll live on through everyone else who has met him or came to know him.

You can donate to the family at their GoFundMe page here.