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Boy, who received the ‘Avengers’ greetings thanks Shannon Bream, dies at 11

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‘Avengers’ Assemble to Meet Dying Boy’s Wish After Shannon Bream’s Call for Help

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A boy with cancer and a number of video greetings from the stars of Marvel’s “the Avengers” after Fox News anchor Shannon Bream arranged to his wish, died on Wednesday.

“Fox News @ Night” host tweeted that the 11-year-old Emilio died.

“Twitterverse, young Emilio lost his battle. Thank you to the thousands who have pitched in so he could hear some of his heroes in his last days. You lit up his room in the hospital and blessed his family. Emilio’s request, started an avalanche of goodness and miracles,” Bream tweeted.

Twitterverse, young Emilio lost his battle. Thank you to the thousands who have pitched in so he could hear some of his heroes in his last days. You lit up his room in the hospital and blessed his family. Emilio’s request, started an avalanche of goodness and miracles. https://t.co/lEM94eyEWE

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 28, 2018

Bream met the boy’s uncle on a flight and they talked about the child’s serious condition. Emilio suffers from Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and had a “couple of days” to life.

The man raised Bream days later, saying his cousin was a huge fan of the “Avengers” and asked whether it would be possible to be an actor from the superhero movie send him a video.

Bream took to Twitter over the weekend and asked followers if they can help connect her with the actors.

“Do you need help Twitterverse – trying to help a young boy who is dying. He probably has but a few days and all he want is a greeting from one of the Avengers. If you have a celeb connection, please let me know. Otherwise, can you help with a RT? Thank you in advance!” she wrote on Twitter.

Her tweet generated thousands of likes and comments of celebrities, including the “Captain America” actor Chris Evans, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds.

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With the help of others, such as CNN’s Jake Tapper, the boy received videos of eight celebrities including the stars Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Paul Rudd.

We have lost Emilio, but a special thank you to @jaketapper #PaulRudd @Paul_Bettany @DonCheadle @wongrel @ChrisEvans @ChloeBennet4 @clarkgregg @ZacharyLevi @MarkRuffalo @donallogue @MeghanMcCain and many others who have helped with getting messages to him, before he lost his battle. https://t.co/lEM94eyEWE

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 28, 2018

Bream said the stars are still encouraged to send videos that will be sent to Emilio’s brothers.

“Although Emilio is over, any Avengers/Heroes who wanted to send messages now can you refer them to are two brothers who are big fans of yours too. DM me if you are interested. Let’s all pray for them in the difficult days/weeks ahead,” she tweeted.

Bream said Emilio also wrote a book called “The Blind Boy” last year. All proceeds from the book go to the Genes Foundation, a non-profit organization established to bring awareness to the genetic condition.

Please pray for Emilio’s loved ones as they now the sorrow of his death. He wrote a book last year, and all proceeds go to the foundation they started to help other families facing the same struggle. https://t.co/USPClyB30G See precious Emilio here: https://t.co/hYcdITWgHB https://t.co/lEM94eyEWE

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) March 28, 2018

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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