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Young Marvel fan who received messages from Chris Evans and other Avengers has died

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Mar 28, 2018

Just days ago, a call was sent throughout the galaxy, which some Avengers (and friends) answered by sending messages to a young, terminally ill fan. We've now learned that fan, Emilio Pachón, has sadly died.

On Monday, Fox News anchor Shannon Bream tweeted for help in making one of Pachón's dreams come true: a video message from any of Marvel's Avengers. The 11-year-old boy was suffering from a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), and had only days to live.

Proving the internet can occasionally be used for good, the messages poured in. Paul Rudd and Chris Evans both sent videos to Pachón, and other superhero actors like Ryan Reynolds offered their support as well.

Unfortunately, on Wednesday Bream confirmed Pachón had indeed passed away, just days after her original tweet. 

She also sent a special thank you to some of those who reached out hoping to make Pachón's final days more bearable.

In addition, Bream encouraged any additional superheroes who wanted to help the family to send messages to Pachón's two little brothers, who are now dealing with his loss.

Pachón wrote a book last year, with proceeds from the sales benefitting a foundation the family started to support other families in similar situations.

While the news of Emilio's passing is heartbreaking, seeing the way the internet came together to support the Pachón family is truly inspiring. 

(via EW)