LIVERMORE, Calif. - Keegan Cowell Lyons loved to imagine he was Superman and the day he would be cancer free. He sadly lost his battle to leukemia Sunday morning.
The 5-year-old was undergoing treatment at UCSF; much of it in isolation.
Keegan was diagnosed when he was just 21-months old.
The community rallied behind Keegan and his family throughout his cancer fight, but what happened earlier this month, left the family speechless.
A 12 year old boy came up with the idea to raise a pig and auction it off at the Alameda County Fair, with the proceeds going to the family to help with mounting medical bills.
The 270 pound pig was named "Courage."
When the donated animal hit the auction block, the bidding soared.
50 dollars a pound, 100 dollars a pound, 200 - before topping out at $400-dollars a pound!
The crowd was on its feet, cheering, clapping and crying.
Rita and Mike Garner, the owners of American Truck and Trailer in Tracy, paid $108,000 for Courage.
The auctioneer then asked those in crowd for donations and an additional $50,000 poured in.
For a family amidst such worry and fear, this generous gesture gave them hope.
Keegan's mom said they were amazed and never thought people would be so generous.