WESTERLY, R.I. -- Close to 200 people gathered in Westerly Sunday night for a candle light vigil for Dorian Murray, an 8-year-old boy who suffers from a rare pediatric cancer who has inspired people around the world with his bravery.
Sunday's vigil was organized after news that Dorian's health is deteriorating.
On Friday Dorian's parents posted on the "Praying For Dorian" Facebook page that their sonly likely only has days left and is receiving hospice care at his home.
"As long as he's breathing and he's alive we're praying for a miracle," said Kathryn Thomas who organized Sunday's vigil. "We're praying for life."
Sunday's vigil started at 6 p.m. at Wilcox Park in Westerly. The 30 minute vigil included singing and praying and was a chance for the D-Strong community to show their support for Dorian and his family in their time of need.
"It just warms my heart so much to know that everyone can be here just to life his spirits," said Hailey Powers.
"It's about his strength, his beauty," said Melanie Goggin. "The real message he wanted to send was to spread awareness for pediatric cancer, to help other kids like him."
Dorian made international headlines when he announced his final wish was to become famous. As of today the "Praying For Dorian" Facebook page has more than 115,000 likes.