Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:56 AM by Dennis Bragg - MTN News
MISSOULA - Two weeks after he passed away following a long fight against cancer, little Cash Hyde continues to generate an outpouring of grief from across the country, with a 24-hour online vigil held over the weekend.
The 4-year-old boy's fight against the disease since his 2009 diagnosis had caught the country's attention with thousands following his trials, and treatment with medical marijuana here in Western Montana and across the country through the Cash Hyde Foundation.
His death November 14th generated an outpouring of grief online, with local residents honoring him during an emotional memorial service in Missoula.
Saturday night at midnight, friends and relatives of the boy opened a 24-hour vigil through Facebook, encouraging people to post messages and remember Cash in their own communities.
Supporters also gathered to release hundreds of balloons from Cash's burial spot in Missoula as a final tribute to his courage and inspiration to others.