(WMC - TV) - Noah Cook, 16, made countless trips from his home near Jonesboro, Arkansas to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis. On Friday, friends and classmates came together to honor his life at the BIC vs. Riverside Basketball game.
Students said the whole neighborhood had been really supportive of their efforts. During Friday's game they replaced team colors with orange. They wanted to raise awareness for leukemia and the death of Cook.
Cook was described by friends and family that he was crazy, hilarious and he always put a smile on people's faces. Noah learned recently he was cancer free. But, on November 14th, Cook and his mother, Andrew Crawford, were involved on a car wreck while driving to St. Jude in Memphis. The next day Cook died in the Hospital.
Friends and family say he never complained. They couldn't remember one time he ever complained. They say he dealt with the hand he was dealt and made the most of it. Cook began his battle with cancer in April of 2012 at the age of 14. In October, his family started to share his story in hopes of helping raise money.
Family said with God all things are possible. Cook's impact has been felt across the community and the impact spread with every fan. Friends say that those who knew him and loved him, they know he left this life as a winner and a champion.
Friday's game served as a reminder for how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken. Friends says Noah is probably saying what he said to everyone a few weeks before he died which was thanking everyone for what they have done for him.