Children experience a range of challenges as they grow up, helping them to become more resilient and future-ready. When Henry’s cancer was discovered, he was just three years old. At The Children’s Hospital in Erlanger in Chattanooga, he was identified as having leukemia and started receiving treatment.
Henry fought bravely through his 42 rounds of chemotherapy, enduring 865 days of treatment in all, before being given the all-clear to go home, happy and healthy. Before Henry permanently left the hospital, the Little Wishes team prepared a surprise for him to celebrate his win over cancer and his courageous attitude of fighting back with all of his power.
The entire team came together to celebrate Henry’s safe return home. The video of Henry’s celebration went viral, and he could be seen applauding and jumping up and down while the medical staff sang for him. The film also included a touching scene in which Henry’s mother wiped away tears as she saw her young son dance about being content and healthy after more than two years of suffering.
Employees sang “No more chemo for you, no more chemo for you” to the tune of Happy Birthday while throwing gold confetti in the air. Henry danced around the confetti and then helped the medical staff clean up the joyful mess.
Viewers were moved by the video, which showed little Henry wearing a shirt that read ‘Cancer-Free.’ On May 27th, 2022, a viral video was uploaded. Henry may be seen in the footage standing behind a banner that reads ‘SURVIVOR.’ Henry took photos with his physicians and other hospital staff members on his big day during the mini-celebration.
CBS News acknowledged Henry’s achievement with a tweet that Henry’s mom is in tears since, after 42 rounds of chemo, 23 blood transfusions, and 865 days of fighting leukemia, he is cancer free, the page captioned the popular video.
Joy and good health shine brightly in Henry’s life after hard, exhausting days for Henry and his family. Childhood cancer is one of the most difficult fights to win, yet youngsters like Henry keep a smile on their faces and combat disease with a strong heart.
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