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posted Oct 18, 2016, 8:09 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: DeShonda Dennis

    Nick Peters was named homecoming king after he passed away from leukemia. Nick was diagnosed with leukemia in the fifth grade and died at the age of 17 in October after relapsing twice.

    Nick missed his freshman and sophomore years because of his cancer but he returned back to school during his junior year but his health began to get worse and worse. Norman Torres, senior class president at Harlingen High School, decided to nominate Nick as homecoming king. Norman was also diagnosed with cancer and accepted the crown for Nick. Judi Peters, Nick’s mother, told InsideEdition.com “I am really proud of the community of the students who stood behind him during his battle, culminating with the homecoming king win.”

    Nick’ sister Ashley donated her bone marrow to him before he died and wore his homecoming crown and sash to the school’s homecoming. Nick meant a lot to the student body at Harlingen High School. The Tuesdays in September, the students wore gold to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and made posters and decorated signs to support Nick’s battle as well.

    “Of course it was not the ending we hoped for, but the fact that Nick’s battle made so many people aware of childhood cancer. His fight is going to continue.” said Judi to InsideEdition.com. Nick Peters had many people that supported him through his battle with leukemia. He had many friends and family members that helped him fight his battle even though the outcome was not what everybody expected or wanted.

Edited By: DA Uploaded: 10/18/2016