Young man with cancer passes away 3 weeks after red carpet wish granted

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A young East Tennessee man who got the red carpet event of his dreams thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation passed away three weeks after receiving his wish. 

Evan Richey’s mother shared the sad news with WATE 6 On Your Side. Evan’s one true wish was to attend the Hollywood premiere of the Marvel movie “Avengers: Endgame.”

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Evan, 18, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer, wasn’t cleared to travel, so Make-a-Wish brought Hollywood to Knoxville. Evan’s mother says the day was an absolute thrill for him.

The Richey family has started a memorial scholarship in honor of Evan. You can donate here.

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