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Days After Community Vigil, Brother Rice Alum Dies at 21

Andrew Weishar, 21, died after a battle with colorectal cancer.

Days After Community Vigil, Brother Rice Alum Dies at 21 Days After Community Vigil, Brother Rice Alum Dies at 21 Days After Community Vigil, Brother Rice Alum Dies at 21

Andrew Weishar, 21, has died after a three year battle with colorectal cancer. 

Weishar, a graduate of St. Damian and Brother Rice, was a football player for the Crusaders and continued to play after entering college at Illinois Wesleyan. 

On Oct. 6 friends and neighbors held a candlelight vigil for the young man outside his home. 

Read: All for Andrew: Community Rallies around Man in Fight for His Life

"This kid is facing the fight of his life, yet he tells the hospice nurses, 'I'm not done fighting.'"  said Joe Conway, one of the vigil's organizers last week. "His will to live and survive is an incredible strength. You've got to believe God has a plan for all of this.  It already has by bringing us all together." 

A service will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at Brother Rice High School, according to school officials. Funeral details will be released later this afternoon. 

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