MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Danny Sheehan, a young boy from Marshfield, died Sunday morning at the age of 8 following a long battle with cancer.
WBZ-TV reports Danny was diagnosed with Pineoblastoma, an extremely rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, and Leptomeningeal disease, cancer in the cerebral spinal fluid back in January of 2017.
The boy’s love for the movie "Aquaman" captured the hearts of many across the country. It even went as far to catch the attention of actor Jason Momoa, who portrayed the superhero in the film.
The actor had sent gifts and a video to Danny during life. This helped garner a large amount of community support.
When news broke of Danny’s passing, Momoa took to Instagram to remember the young boy.
“All my Aloha to this beautiful Ohana,” Momoa wrote with a picture of a mural of Danny and himself in matching "Aquaman" costumes. The mural was actually dedicated to Danny’s honor earlier this year at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, according to WBZ-TV.
“Love u baby boy rest in peace. You will live in my heart,” Momoa continued. The actor added that he will dedicate the second "Aquaman" movie to Danny, set to premiere in 2022.
WBZ-TV says visiting hours for Danny’s family will be held at Saint Christine’s Church in Marshfield on Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
A funeral mass at Saint Christine’s on Thursday at 10:00 pm will be followed with a burial following at Couch Cemetery in Marshfield.
The family is encouraging anyone who attends to wear colorful attire as a tribute to Danny.