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Ohio town throws parade for 6-year-old boy’s last chemo

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 3/9/2021 Theresa Braine
a group of people standing on top of a car: An Ohio town threw a parade to celebrate the end of a 6-year-old boy’s battle with leukemia, after his last chemotherapy treatment. © Provided by New York Daily News An Ohio town threw a parade to celebrate the end of a 6-year-old boy’s battle with leukemia, after his last chemotherapy treatment.

He has been in chemotherapy for two-thirds of his life, and finally, 6-year-old Aidan is finished.

Normally, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he’d been treated for leukemia since he was 2 years old, would hold a bell-ringing ceremony to mark the occasion, reported WSYX-TV. But COVID restrictions nixed that.

Instead, Aidan’s neighbors, plus the Columbus fire and police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hilliard Police Department drove through the boy’s neighborhood in Hilliard, Ohio, Saturday morning in celebration.

The Hilliard City Schools student was also feted by members of the community, who stepped up to offer him a rocking parade.

The boy stood on the sidewalk outside his house watching squad cars from several local agencies drive by, lights flashing, WBNS-TV reported.

The event was organized by two local groups that support children fighting cancer, the First Responder Face-Off Foundation and NC4K.

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