Mason Spencer passed away on August 27, 2015, at the age of 15. He died of complications from a bone marrow transplant performed to help treat a rare condition called HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis).

According to his parents Tamara Spencer and Bart Spencer, Mason Spencer's personality allowed him to be a friend to everyone. Once, when a friend was asked to give one word that described Mason, the word chosen was "perspicacity." Mason was an avid reader, enjoyed learning, loved sports and especially loved to eat. He could bring a smile to everyone's face. He was unique, smart and strong, and has inspired thousands with his attitude during his courageous battle. He did not complain once during his lengthy hospitalization and faced it with bravery and a sense of humor to the end.

The Spencer family established the Mason Spencer Lives On Fund to provide scholarships to Tri-Valley School District students with passions/interests similar to those of Mason’s when he attended school; to provide college scholarships to students who have had HLH or a bone marrow transplant to prevent HLH; and to provide support to nonprofit charities dealing with HLH, bone marrow transplants, immune deficiencies and blood disorders.

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