Prayers for Watson’s family: Vidalia child battling cancer dies

Published 12:07 pm Sunday, September 10, 2023

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VIDALIA, La. – Watson Calhoun, the Vidalia child whose battle with cancer captured the hearts and prayers of the Miss-Lou, has died.

His mother, Melissa Calhoun, posted on social media announcing his death.

“Watson passed away this morning around 1:30,” she wrote. “Please pray as we figure out how to handle this. Thank you.”

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Watson’s family learned in July that the medulloblastoma had battled was deemed uncurable. Since then, the Miss-Lou community has rallied around the family, celebrating Christmas for Watson with decorations and social media posts; deputizing him as a member of the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department; and holding prayer vigils for Watson and his family members.

We will update as more information is available.