Donations for boy with cancer to be given to family of child killed in Plainfield crash

Published: Feb. 10, 2020 at 12:40 PM CST
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Donations collected by Tri-County schools for 9-year-old Miguel Duran will be given to the family of the 6-year-old girl hit and killed by a vehicle while waiting for the school bus Monday morning.

Miguel has stage 4 Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that forms in soft tissue. The cancer is aggressive, leaving him with not much time.

Arlene Bialk, Miguel’s mother, told NewsChannel 7 last month her son is a fighter and he has the heart of a champion.

On the Facebook page dedicated to updating the public on Miguel’s health, a post states:

Miguel went Tri County schools to still be presented his check, he gave the check right back for the family of the little girl that passed. He was given a wrestling singlet by Dennis Hall along with cards and a DVD. We cannot thank the school enough for their contribution, but in light of the situation, we cannot accept the donation. This family needs it more right now. Our time with Miguel is limited, but we still have time. He wasn't ripped away from us in a tragic accident. Hold your littles close

WBAY-TV reports the school bus stopped along State Highway 73 with its lights flashing when a car tried to pass the bus on the right-hand side, striking and killing the child. A sibling was also injured.