Huntley boy loses battle with brain tumor

May 12, 2010 4:43:29 PM PDT
A 6-year old suburban boy has lost his battle against an inoperable brain tumor.

Carter Kettner of Huntley was diagnosed in February 2009 with a tumor on his brain stem.

He went through months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries.

Carter got a special visit from Santa back in December.

His neighbors were inspired by his fight and named a street in the community after him.

The boy passed away around 2 o'clock Wednesday morning with his parents at his side.