Sadly, an 11-year-old boy named Elijah passed away from his battle with cancer this week. Before his untimely passing, he was able to speak to three of his favorite celebrities through FaceTime. Elijah’s cousin Michael Watson II shared a video of the moments he was able to speak to J. Cole, The Weeknd, and Drake.
“Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience,” Michael wrote in the Instagram post. “Elijah’s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though. Last weekend, Elijah got to “meet” 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time.”
He continued, “We’ll hold onto these moments forever. A special thank you to the angels, Kathryn & Krystal for helping make this happen in such a short time. Please lift Kiara, Elijah’s mom, and the rest of the fam up in your thoughts & prayers. In a time where there seems like so much is out of our control, one thing that we all have the power to give + show others is LOVE. 2 Corinthians 5:8.”
Kiara Swope, Elijah’s mother, also posted a touching message thanking the artists for showing her son love in his last days.
“I just want to say a huge Thank you to @realcoleworld @theweeknd @champagnepapi & @joeylogano for showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life,” she wrote on a Instagram. “I truly appreciate you all. #elijahstrong #fuckchildhoodcancer🎗.”
Elijah also received a special recorded message from Nascar champion Joey Logano.
The REVOLT team would like to send our prayers and condolences to Elijah’s family and friends. Take a look at the touching tribute video below. R.I.P. Elijah.