Teen who went to prom on day of cancer diagnosis passes away

Teen who took date to prom after cancer diagnosis passes away

>> Read more trending news 

Chase McDaniel, 17, was diagnosed with lymphoma last spring. The day the high school senior learned the news was the day of the prom. He still took his date to the dance.

McDaniels' family confirmed Sunday afternoon to WSBTV that he died.

Carrollton City Schools Trojans Athletics shared condolences on social media:

"We are heartbroken to have learned that Chase McDaniel passed away last night. Chase touched so many people in our community with his spirit and strength. Our hearts are with the McDaniel family today and in the days ahead. The Trojan Nation is here for all of you."

After a number of rounds of chemotherapy, his mom said he was doing much better. But Sept. 17, during a special dinner where he met Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, he was feeling ill. 
He had been in an intensive care unit ever since.

The sports world rallied around McDaniel during his battle. His teammates honored him this season by a different player wearing his No. 42 each week. 

McDaniel also received a care package from his favorite NBA player, former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.