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Peyton's 'Angels' fight for a cure


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A 5-year-old Columbus boy lost his battle to cancer 12 months ago, but his “Angels” are still fighting for a cure.

Just before preschool, Peyton Whittington was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a disease that strikes the brain stem and renders nervous system function impossible. He died a year later.

His parents, Lynn and John Whittington, are still grieving. But they are dedicating their lives to find a cure.

Lynn Whittington launched the Peyton’s Angels Indiana Chapter of the Cure Starts Now in December. She has been preparing for the chapter’s first event ever since — and now it’s here.

Carnival for the Cure, an afternoon of games and prizes in memory of Peyton, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ceraland Park.

For more on this story, see Friday's Republic.

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