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8-year-old dies from flu: 5th pediatric death in Arkansas

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
(KAIT/KARK) -

An eight-year-old is being remembered, as family and friends mourn the death of the young man who was the fifth pediatric flu death.

According to KARK, Calvin Dawson was diagnosed with the flu last week and died a few days later.

Dawson is now part of the over 180 people that have died from the flu this season.

A prayer vigil and balloon release was held Thursday night for the family.

A GoFundMe page was created for the family and has received over $8,000 from more than 155 people.

Click here to read what family friends have to say.

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