BJ Correll, 15 years old, of Denver, North Carolina went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 6, 2016 after a 3½ year fight with childhood leukemia. He was in the ninth grade at North Lincoln High School. He loved basketball, football and fishing. He played basketball for East Lincoln Optimist, the Denver Basketball League, played football for Boger City Optimist, and North Lincoln Middle School. He had a kind and generous heart, and impeccable manners. He was a prankster even through the tough days, and kept his nurses on their toes, especially at 4am labs. He epitomized bravery and courage in the face of adversity. He never complained. His smile and the sparkle in his eyes remained throughout his fight. He fought the bravest and most courageous fight against aggressive acute lymphoblastic leukemia with grace and unwavering faith in God. He was a true warrior. BJ impacted the lives of many people who watched his struggle first-hand. He also greatly inspired the lives of thousands who never met him, but who followed his journey through updates on “Cure For BJ Round 2”.
BJ is survived by his younger sister Carly, his mother, father, stepfather, three stepsisters, and many more friends, family, teachers and medical staff who love him dearly. The staff at LCH 11 and Levine Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic will always be family.
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