Kai Rezendes, 2, Succumbs to Brain Tumor

The toddler had battled the tumor since May 2011.

Kai Parker Rezendes passed away at Children's Hospital in Boston on Nov. 27.

Kai was born Sept. 5, 2010, and diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in May of 2011. He will be remembered by his parents, Kerri (Padgett) Rezendes and Mark Rezendes, grandparents Scot and Susan Padgett and Tu Thi Rezendes, his extended family, his caregivers and his "village." He and his family spent the past 18 months fighting his disease with the help of an incredible team of caregivers at UMass Medical Center, Dana Farber, Children's Hospital, and the Jimmy Fund Clinic. His journey also affected and inspired an entire community of family and friends. Emerson said, "It is not length of life, but depth of life," and Kai's short life has had a deep and profound impact on many.

Memorial services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to honor Kai may be made to Kai's Village c/o Grafton Suburban Credit Union, 86 Worcester St., N. Grafton, MA 01536 or The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center 112 Main St. Hopkinton MA 01748. To learn more about Kai's story visit www.KaisFightClub.org.

Obituary courtesy of Roney Funeral Home.


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