An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy whose dying wish was to be famous on the other side of the world is getting his own license plate in a show of support.
Dorian Murray, of Westerly, is battling a rare and untreatable form of pediatric cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 4, and recent tests found the cancer has spread to his spinal fluid and brain.
Dorian told his family he wanted to be famous in China before going to Heaven. His father's Facebook post describing the wish spread to China and across the globe, and "DStrong" became a trending topic on social media.
Now the state Division of Motor Vehicles is joining Dorian's supporters. The agency will host Dorian and his family at its Wakefield branch on Wednesday, where Administrator Walter Craddock will present Dorian with a commemorative "DStrong" license plate.
Dorian's family made the difficult decision in December to stop chemotherapy.