(Boston, MA 081915 ) Cancer patient Damone Clark speaks to the Herald at Dorchester Youth Collaborative in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

(Boston, MA 081915 ) Cancer patient Damone Clark speaks to the Herald at Dorchester Youth Collaborative in Boston, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Staff Photo by Chitose Suzuki

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Damone Clarke passed away after losing his battle with Cancer. A member of the DYC family, Damone had just turned 17.

“God, he was a great kid,” Marty Walsh, who’d had a couple of meetings with Damone, told Peter Gelzinis in an interview. “I was just blown away by his strength, his maturity. A lot of kids in Dorchester are going to have a guardian angel looking down on them.

More on Damone’s passing from Peter Gelzinis in the Boston Herald January 28, 2016.

Another article from Peter on Damone in the Boston Herald August 20, 2015