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'Valiant Vito,' Waconia toddler known for fight against cancer, dies

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The family of little Victor Skaro, better known for his "superhero" persona "Valiant Vito," is reporting the 2-year-old died on Wednesday night.

The Waconia tot captured hearts earlier this year when he was finally released from the hospital following months of cancer treatment and a surgery to remove a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. His penchant for wearing capes and superhero costumes had earned him a big following on social media.

But in the past month, Vito suffered a series of medical setbacks, and things took a turn for the worse last week when he was struck by a sudden brain hemorrhage. He became comatose and never woke up. 

A Facebook update from his family reads "today, exactly two months after vito (sic) turned two and exactly fifteen months since diagnoses our Vito was healed by our lord and savior at 9:31pm."

"With one hug from our savior All of Vito's scars disappeared," the post continued. "Our Vito is healed from all earthly bounds of his disease. Free from wheelchairs, AFOs, ventilators, feeding tubes."

It has been shared over 1,500 times, while the "Valiant Vito" Facebook page has more than 19,000 followers.

Additionally, his GoFundMe profile says "Precious Vito is now running free in heaven, so during the Christmas season when you hear that bell ring, know that Vito received his wings!!!!"

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