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5-year-old Madison County boy loses battle with cancer

Deion Douglas, 5, died Tuesday from a rare type of brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A 5-year-old boy from Madison County has lost his battle with cancer.

Deion Douglas was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

His mother, Amber Kimery, was working to raise money to send him to Mexico for a trial treatment to hopefully extend his life.

Family friends said Deion died early Tuesday.

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