Med Student Turned Cancer Patient Dies Day After Returning Home

Med Student Turned Cancer Patient Dies Day After Returning Home

A anonymous donor provided a chartered flight for Josh Gaines to return home to Lubbock. A day later Gaines died, after battling cancer.
LUBBOCK, TX (Local Big 2 News) - A Texas Tech medical student battling cancer dies a day after a donor helps him return home to be near family.

Josh Gaines passed away just before noon on Thursday, according to a statement from the Texas Tech Health Sciences department.

Gaines received a terminal diagnosis last spring. It came a just a week after he was matched with his first choice for his residency.

An anonymous Texas Tech donor chartered a private plane from Houston for Gaines to return home to Lubbock on Wednesday.

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