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Enthusiastic student Stan Kij, 25, dies of stomach cancer

Despite his own battle with advanced cancer, Stanislaw “Stan” Kij made it a point to wish other patients well.

While nurses treated him, Mr. Kij often asked them how their day was going.

Mr. Kij, who was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times when he received his Moraine Valley Community College associate’s degree diploma at Christ Hospital in August, died Thursday, Oct. 23, at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale after a battle with advanced stomach cancer, said his sister, Halina Kij, 24.

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