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Sparta man waiting for cancer treatment dies

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 16:33:07-05

SPARTA, Mich. — Forrest VanPatten lost his battle to large b-cell lymphoma on Monday.

VanPatten spoke with FOX 17 just days before his death, as he was pleading with his insurance company, Priority Health, to cover a CAR-T treatment that could have helped cure his large b-cell lymphoma.

Priority health tells FOX 17 they don't discuss patient coverage in public forums for privacy reasons.

VanPatten's funeral arrangements can be found here.