8-Year-Old Boy Dies after Battling Flu

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - - An 8-year-old Little Rock School District student has died from flu complications. 

A family friend says Calvin Dawson passed away earlier this week. 

He was a student at Terry Elementary. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, click here

His family is hosting a balloon release Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Junction Bridge in downtown Little Rock.

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