What To Do At The End Of Chemotherapy? Celebrate By Dancing Like What This Six-Year-Old Kid Did
A six-year-old boy from Pennsylvania could not contain his happiness after knowing that it was the end of his chemotherapy so he broke out in a celebratory dance. The video made rounds online and has since become viral.
The boy, identified as Jimmy Spagnolo, has been battling an inoperable brain tumor since he was a baby. The chemotherapy lasted for a year and he recently completed it so he decided to ring the "chemotherapy bell" at the hospital while his family and the staff cheered for him. The hospital was identified as the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The hospital said in a statement the bell signifies a lot of things such happiness, relief, satisfaction, strength and many more.
FOX News reported Spagnolo's chemotherapy aimed to shrink the inoperable brain tumor. Since the tumor has shrunk, the doctors still cannot remove it but they believed the child will be able to live normally with the tumor. The doctors hope the first grader's tumor will not grow again.
Spagnolo was diagnosed with the tumor when he was only four months old. The family set up a Facebook page for the six-year-old in order to document his journey and ask for support from friends, families, and strangers. Spagnolo's mother, Lacie, said in a statement, "Jimmy is here for a purpose, and his purpose is to spread hope and love and inspire people. And that's all he does."
Us Weekly also reported Spagnolo always wore a Superman cape every time he went to the hospital for his scheduled chemotherapy. In the video, the child also sported a Superman top. His mother shared the staff calls him Superman not just because of his love for the superhero but because of how he handled the procedures.
This is not the first time that the child danced. His mother shared he would always put music on and dance with all the doctors and nurses. The video of Spagnolo has been viewed almost 300,000 times.