BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ)– He was only seven years old when he died but he’s become an inspiration. On Saturday, hundreds of people will put on their running shoes in his memory.

Ron Matz has more on the young Bel Air boy known as The Dominator and how his mother is helping his spirit live on.

Dominic Osorio was just seven when he died of brain cancer. His mother Nicole Spagna decided she had to do something.

“Dominic loved to run. He loved his family. He grew up in Blue Dot, the main sponsor, and it seemed like a perfect fit,” Nicole Spagna said. “I’ve worked there for 13 years and they’ve been more than supportive in Dominic’s cancer journey and his foundation.”

She founded the D.O. Believe Foundation. On Saturday, Dominic Osorio will be remembered at the Third Annual Dominator Run sponsored by Blue Dot. Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected.

“He was always smiling,” Nicole Spagna said of her son. “He continues to inspire me every day so I take him with me everywhere I go.”

Nicole Spagna’s family has been there every step of the way.

“Dom was such a special boy,” Gabrille Amig, Dominic Osorio’s aunt and best friend, said. “I went to all the chemo and radiation treatments with him. We did everything together. Every day he would come out of chemo with his thumbs up. He was such an inspiration. All the other adults would say how he made their day better.”

Blue Dot is the main sponsor of the walk and run which begins Saturday at 8 a.m.

“The support means the world to us. You guys are helping us fight the battle,” Dominic Osorio’s aunt Danille Spagna said.

Remembering that big smile and a life that touched so many.

The Third Annual Dominator Run starts in Forest Hill in Harford County. For more information, click here.


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