Kindergartner passes away after fight with cancer


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA)– Family and classmates are mourning the loss of a Black Hawk Elementary school kindergartner.

Six-year-old Sincere “Sin” Wallace died Easter Sunday according to his online obituary. Just last month, Wallace celebrated his birthday with all of his classmates and teachers at Black Hawk Elementary School.

Springfield School District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill is expressing sympathy over the end of Sincere’s battle, writing in a statement: “We are saddened by the loss of beloved kindergartner Sincere Wallace. We share in Black Hawk Elementary’s grief and our hearts ache for his family. Sincere was a bright light who fought a noble battle and we will cherish his memory always. We extend our deepest condolences to his parents and extended family and wish them comfort in this unimaginable time.  We will offer support to the Black Hawk Elementary students and staff as they cope with this tremendous loss.”

A viewing service for Sincere will be held this Saturday, April 18th, from 8 a.m. until noon at Ruby’s Funeral Services and Crematories on 1520 East Washington Street in Springfield. His interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

A GoFundMe page to help cover some of Sincere’s medical cost is still active. You can donate here.

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