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5-Year-Old Bergenfield Boy Who Won Hearts Dies Of Cancer

Cheely Ann Sy with RJ earlier this summer.
Cheely Ann Sy with RJ earlier this summer. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Cheely Ann Sy

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- A 5-year-old Bergenfield boy who won the hearts of public servants throughout Bergen County died Tuesday.

"Our miracle went home to heaven, where there's no more pain, no medicine, no more suffering," Cheely Ann Sy wrote. "My little RJ went home to the arms of God."

The final in what has been a series of prayer vigils was to be held outside the family home Tuesday night. CLICK HERE for more info: https://www.facebook.com/RJsBattle/?fref=ts

R.J., who was home on hospice, was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in September 2014.

His story brought hundreds of police, firefighters and others to the family home -- and included motorcades of police cars and fire engines.

SEE: One by one, a parade of police cars from a host of area law enforcement agencies passed through an otherwise quiet Bergenfield neighborhood Thursday morning -- lights flashing -- granting a dying 5-year-old boy's wish.

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