After an eight month battle an Ashford teenager died Thursday from leukemia at the age of 17. He passed away at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Cody Hayes death came only days after he became a high school senior.There is no cure for the disease but, often, people can survive for years after diagnosis. However, Cody had what doctors describe as an aggressive case of leukemia and lived only about seven months after finding out he suffered the fatal illness. Despite his passing Cody will be remembered fondly by those who knew him well. “I was able to talk to him when he would come to school when he was home for a few days here and there,” said Ashford high school assistant principal, Jarod Andrews. “He would come up to the school and eat lunch with the kids and walk the halls and see the teachers,” said Ashford high school assistant principal, Jarod Andrews.Classmates also say they will cherish many memories especially those involving what they call Cody’s outgoing personality. “I just moved to Ashford and he was one of the people that came up to me and helped me out when I moved and he was a good kid,” said Jordan Baxter.