Terminally ill Sharyland teen loses battle to cystic fibrosis

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A Sharyland teenager who touched all of our hearts has passed away.

Israel Sanchez lost his battle with cystic fibrosis on Wednesday afternoon.

Sanchez had been in the hospital since New Year's Eve and spent the last few days in a coma.

The 15-year-old was one of the Sharyland Rattlers biggest fans, so the football team and other members of the school district got together to give him a pep rally at his home three days before Christmas.

After Sanchez's story aired, a viewer called in to donate a burial plot to the family and they graciously accepted.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Action 4 news will provide details as soon as they are available.