Khy White

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Khylan Tremaine White (born November 14, 2012; died May 5, 2019 at Children's Hospital) was a Robinson Elementary School student who died from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a type of terminal brain cancer.

An Athens, Georgia radio host heard about White while visiting Birmingham, and contacted the Mayor's Office to suggest a day honoring the boy. On March 8, 2019 White and his mother and younger brother visited Birmingham City Hall. He was greeted by officials and staff, was showered with gifts, and met with Mayor Randall Woodfin who signed a resolution naming him "Mayor for a Day".

White died in May 2019. His funeral services were held at Central Missionary Baptist Church and he was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery.

References

  • Beahm, Anna (May 9, 2019) "Birmingham’s 6-year-old Mayor for A Day remembered at City Hall." The Birmingham News
  • "Khylan Tremaine White" obituary (May 2019) Aubrey Bushelon Funeral Directing & Cremation Services