One little boy who is battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer, had a simple wish that he wanted people to help him grant before he passed away: to be famous in China. But sadly, after learning that his cancer is terminal, Dorian realized that he’d never get to travel to China and make that dream come true.
That’s when strangers and celebrities across the world did something incredible. People everywhere are taking uplifting photos to stand in solidarity with Dorian.
Listen to what it means to be #DStrong.
People around the world are helping this little boy’s last wish come true. #DStrong
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 20, 2016
Isn’t he incredible?
@taylorswift13 Dorian wishes to be famous all over the world “before he goes to heaven” can you help? #dstrong pic.twitter.com/TxZvYHQjYz
— mrs fusaro (@mrsfusaro) January 12, 2016
That’s why it didn’t take long for people in China to make his dream come true.
#DStrong: Chinese Internet users help dying U.S. boy realize wish https://t.co/nKxALDRzyb pic.twitter.com/trpWH0FcSa
— CNN (@CNN) January 15, 2016
But it didn’t stop there. Instead, his wish spread across the globe.
This was amazing!!!!!! I couldnt feel my feet but it was worth it!! #DStrong pic.twitter.com/ZuTxf4RG0N
— Emily Haik (@emilyhaik22) January 18, 2016
People have gathered on local beaches to share their support.
RT @cnnireport: A dying boy wishes to be famous and the world is helping him #DStrong https://t.co/NZ88DwwpF8
— heykim (@heykim) January 19, 2016
And some have taken #DStrong to the football field!
This boy’s message has captured so many hearts around the world.
In a matter of days, people from across the world have become #DStrong , @POTUS @TheEllenShow are you?? ððªð¼ pic.twitter.com/BsnboKBHr3
— Abby White (@abby_white3) January 15, 2016
#DStrong Dorian has one wish before he dies of cancer: to be famous. Please RETWEET this message of love. pic.twitter.com/8ydoeQatLM
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 20, 2016
Westerly kids have to stick together. Stay strong, Dorian, we are all thinking of you! #DStrong pic.twitter.com/Es0s2x4DAs
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) January 16, 2016
I stand w Dorian!
#DStrong #D-Strong pic.twitter.com/qSz4yISADA
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) January 13, 2016
He’s my hero. Share & make history that counts #DStrong @PBS @NatlParkService @NPR https://t.co/OlVknTRxH5 pic.twitter.com/vZVjSJTRkM
— Ken Burns (@KenBurns) January 13, 2016
Hey Dorian, you’re famous here in #DC, too! #DStrong pic.twitter.com/ewWku0xXkt
— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) January 14, 2016
North Kingstown Police Department D-Squad stands with Dorian. #dstrong pic.twitter.com/Qvi9I5nROJ
— North Kingstown PD (@NKPD) January 20, 2016
You’re a trooper, Dorian. We support #DStrong. pic.twitter.com/5y3ERcoMkS
— RI State Police (@RIStatePolice) January 15, 2016
Last night, @RobGronkowski hung out w/eight-year-old Dorian who is fighting Stage 4 cancer. #DSTRONG pic.twitter.com/kKBYI11r3a
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 12, 2016
We promise to keep this story going!
We pinky promise to always stay #DStrong for our pintsize warrior! pic.twitter.com/DRV0CHGsX5
— Melissa Murray (@mmmurray1116) August 31, 2015
Although Dorian’s diagnosis is terminal, he made his dream come true. Now it’s our turn to help. Take a photo with a sign saying #DStrong and stand in solidarity with Dorian by posting it to Twitter and Facebook.