Nine-year-old Michael Orbany of Rocky River battled brain and spine cancer for the last four years

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They called him "Big Mike" not because of his size, but because of his heart.

Nine-year-old Michael Orbany of Rocky River battled brain and spine cancer for the last four years.

Thursday morning he passed away.

Michael was an inspiration to everyone he met.

Even though he was still in elementary school at St. Bernadette in Westlake, students and athletic teams from St. Edward High School were galvanized by his spirit.

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