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Alan Jackson Mourns Young Fan Who Lost His Battle with Cancer

Alan Jackson is mourning the loss of a young fan who lost his brave battle with cancer.

Seven-year-old Alan Jackson fan “JDub” has been fighting cancer for two years. According to CBS 8, JoshuaJohn Waldrop was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer and lung cancer at just four years old. He bravely fought the heartbreaking diagnosis but passed away on Jan. 24.

Jackson posted a special tribute to his young fan on Facebook. He shared a photo of them together, with JDub posing on a motorcycle. “RIP JDub! You touched a lot of hearts and brought a lot of people together,” he wrote. “You’ll forever be our sweet little blue eyed cowboy! Please keep his family in your prayers!”

Despite his diagnosis, this sweet little boy had only one wish. He wanted to meet his idol, Alan Jackson. When the country singer heard about his young fan, he had to make his dream came true. According to Country Rebel, Jackson sent a private plane to pick up JDub and his family and fly them to Nashville. Together, they spent the day exploring the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The “Remember When” singer even gave JDub a private mini-show and an autographed guitar. He also wished him a happy birthday after the meeting. The little boy obviously made a huge impact on Jackson.

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The Prayers for JoshuaJohn Facebook page now has over 22,000 followers that share stories of the boy they called “baby blue eyes.” Just one scroll through the page and you’ll see that despite having such a tough battle, JDub was so much more than a cancer diagnosis. He was a thoughtful young boy that loved his cats as much as he loved AJ.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family following the heartbreaking news.

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