ARLETA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 14-year-old Arleta boy battling brain cancer has passed away, and now his family is reaching out for help with medical bills.
Kyle Rodas' story captured the attention of KTLA viewers who helped grant his last wish earlier this year.
Rodas was diagnosed with cancer in October. He had lost most of his sight, his speech was extremely limited and he depended on his parents to take care of him at home.
Oscar Rodas and Marty Valle shared their son's story, and told KTLA that it would be a dream come true if Kyle could meet one of his favorite rock bands -- Linkin Park, Green Day or Ozzy Osbourne.
Less than 24 hours after the story aired, Ozzy Osbourne placed a call to the cancer-stricken teen, saying he planned to visit him at his home when he returned from his tour in Europe this summer.
Kyle's parents said their son was overjoyed when Ozzy called and Ozzy told him to "hang in there."
Later that same day, KTLA received word that the drummer from Linkin Park went to visit Kyle, and later that week, the lead singer visited him.
Kyle passed away early Wednesday morning.
His family says Linkin Park and Ozzy Osbourne called them, and Ozzy put up a note about Kyle on his website.
Kyle's family had to stay home to care for him, which meant his father could not work.
They're now struggling to keep up with medical bills totaling over $20,000, and fear they could lose their home. There are two other children in the family.
Friends have set-up an account for Kyle at Bank of the West Acct# 653251041.
If you're interested in helping Kyle, his family can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family also has a website with more information: http://wishes4kyle.org/.