Brock Chadwick, 7, enjoys himself on a carousel. The Biddeford boy died Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO/Facebook

Brock Chadwick, 7, enjoys himself on a carousel. The Biddeford boy died Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO/Facebook

BIDDEFORD — A 7-year-old who received Halloween cards from around the world died Sunday from brain cancer.

Brock Chadwick was diagnosed in February with an aggressive brain cancer known as high-grade glioma.

“My sweet baby boy angel, flew free from his body early this morning at 5 a.m.,” wrote Brock’s mother, Brittney Horton on Facebook on Sunday. “He was home, in his muma’s bed surrounded by the love very step of the way.”

Horton said although she wanted her son to be with her forever, she knew that he was in a better place and no longer hurting.

Brock’s family organized a campaign to help Brock celebrate Halloween by requesting cards. 

Family members reported on a Facebook page dedicated to Brock that the young boy received thousands of cards from every state in the country and every continent. 

“The thoughtfulness, care, love, time, energy, etc. that has come to our home in response to #brocktober has really touched us,” read a post on the Facebook page. 

Biddeford firefighters also decorated Brock’s house for hHalloween. In October, motorcyclists dressed as superheroes rode to Brock’s house in an event that drew hundreds of people. 

Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]


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