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When Will Lacey was 6 months old, he was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer called neuroblastoma. These photos, taken by the Laceys and Boston Globe photographers, document Will’s long fight against the disease, the people who played a significant role in that battle, as well as the scenes of everyday life as the Laceys chased their indefensible hope that Will could be cured.

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Will Lacey (left) took a selfie with Dr. Giselle Sholler during the 2015 "Cure Me I'm Irish" fund-raiser for BeatNB, held at Lombardo's in Randolph.
Will Lacey (left) took a selfie with Dr. Giselle Sholler during the 2015 "Cure Me I'm Irish" fund-raiser for BeatNB, held at Lombardo's in Randolph.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Will Lacey takes a break during physical therapy in 2015, as he continued his recovery from a brain bleed.
Will Lacey takes a break during physical therapy in 2015, as he continued his recovery from a brain bleed.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/Globe staff
Will Lacey and his father, Patrick, work in the BeatNB offices in advance of a board meeting in 2015.
Will Lacey and his father, Patrick, work in the BeatNB offices in advance of a board meeting in 2015.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Will Lacey working with a physical therapist.
Will Lacey working with a physical therapist.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/Globe staff
Will puts on a helmet before skating at Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham.
Will puts on a helmet before skating at Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance
Will Lacey, his sister Catherine, now 7, and his father, Pat, skate at Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham.
Will Lacey, his sister Catherine, now 7, and his father, Pat, skate at Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Will Lacey spends hours shooting pucks in his basement. An old dryer next to the net is covered with puck marks.
Will Lacey spends hours shooting pucks in his basement. An old dryer next to the net is covered with puck marks.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/Globe staff
Will checked on the well-being of a new fish in his Braintree bedroom.
Will checked on the well-being of a new fish in his Braintree bedroom.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Pat and Will cheered on the BeatNB charity runners who were participating in the Falmouth Road Race.
Pat and Will cheered on the BeatNB charity runners who were participating in the Falmouth Road Race.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Another birthday on Cape Cod, this time with a dozen cupcakes.
Another birthday on Cape Cod, this time with a dozen cupcakes.Lacey family/Lacey family
Will topping the Lacey tree before Christmas this year.
Will topping the Lacey tree before Christmas this year. Lacey family

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