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Former Chicago Bear Adrian Peterson loses his son to cancer

Former Chicago Bears and Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson's son A.J., has passed away after a battle with cancer.

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Earlier this morning, former Bear Adrian Peterson announced on his Facebook page that his son A.J. has died.

‪#‎Ajsoars‬ is in Heaven, where he belongs... ‪#‎ajsoar‬ ‪#‎P3‬ ‪#‎MyFirstSuperHero‬

A.J. was diagnosed with an inoperable brain-stem tumor known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) when he was just 6 years old. At that time, Adrian and his wife Angela were told the survival rate for their son's cancer was just 5-9%. They set up a gofundme page to help raise money for A.J.'s treatment and it has raised nearly $40,000.

When A.J. was 7, the Village of Round Lake, along with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granted A.J.'s wish to become a police officer. It was just last month when A.J. was able to dress in a full police uniform and be sworn in as an honorary Round Lake Police officer.

Adrian Peterson played for the Bears from 2002-2009 after being a 6th round draft pick from Georgia Southern. He was a popular player during his time in Chicago, known for his work ethic and hard running style.

The following is a clip about Adrian and A.J. from July of last year by Chicago's NBC 5.

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