Beloved Abilene boy with rare disease passes away at age 15

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Beloved Abilene teen Brenden Baker passed away Monday at the age of 15.

Brenden's family confirmed the news to KTAB/KRBC. 

Brenden was born with a rare form of dwarfism which requires him to be on oxygen at all times. It's also the reason he was only 27 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds.

Just two years ago, Brenden helped raise more than $30,000 for the Children's Miracle Network at Hendrick Medical Center, the hospital in which supported him throughout his life. He took donations for his birthday, rather than get presents for himself.

Family and friends said his positive, motivated and giving spirit will be remembered. 

Funeral plans were not yet immediately known.

READ MORE: Brenden Baker wins national award

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