An 11-year-old Wisconsin boy died after a Make-A-Wish trip to the Mall of America in Bloomington to celebrate New Year's.
Mike Choroszy, of Sussex, enjoyed the FlyOver America ride at MOA, rode the Ferris wheel and experienced the world-class LEGO Store. The sixth-grader, who had brain cancer, become unresponsive during dinner and died New Year's Day at a Minneapolis hospital.
"Mikey fought his battle with brain cancer to the very end and was the bravest individual I have ever met," a GoFundMe for his family said. "His sweet spirit and humor will be horribly missed by his friends, family, and school. Please watch over us Mikey as we mourn your passing, but celebrate as we know you are no longer in pain."
Mikey battled cancer for 15 months. He went into remission in July only to see the cancer, a more aggressive form of it, return in September, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Sadly, Mikey's brother Robby died one year ago at the age of 19, according to NBC Green Bay.
"He was a fighter, he never gave up," his mother told NBC Green Bay. "He told me that he was fighting for his brother Robby. He was doing this for his brother. He would not give up."
The GoFundMe generated more than $42,000, more than doubling the $20,000 goal to help bring Mikey home to Wisconsin and pay for funeral expenses.