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Watch This Boy’s Joy At Being Told He Can Leave Hospital After Extensive Cancer Treatment

Avery Harriman is fighting leukaemia for a third time. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409310386); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3432063”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409310386); });

1. This is the moment 7-year-old Avery, who is battling leukaemia for the third time, was told he would be able to leave hospital and head home this week.

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DjpLYuXGe9U. youtube.com

2. Avery is the son of Nebraska Huskers assistant basketball coach Chris Harriman. He had been undergoing intense chemotherapy for 23 days.

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Unfortunately, Harriman told CBS Sports.com, his son won’t be home for long.

Next week he heads back to hospital for a bone marrow biopsy, and if tests show the cancer has gone will undergo a bone marrow transplant. If not, the chemo will begin again.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” Harriman told Gary Parrish at CBS Sports. “It’s a bad deal.

“The best-case scenario is he has to go through another transplant, and we know he might not get through it. So even the best-case scenario is scary as shit.”

He said the family were still “scared to death because we might get to a point where they tell us they’re running out of options”.

3. Harriman revealed that Avery was in good spirits though, and that a stranger from California named Andrew Cussen who donated bone marrow for the boy’s first transplant is willing to step up and help out if needed again.

Chris Harriman @chrisharriman24

Thanks so much for all the love, support & prayers. We will dig our feet in for the fight of our lives! #AveryStrong

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6. Having then gone into remission, the young boy relapsed in October 2012, and again last month after what had appeared to have been a successful transplant.

Harriman told Parrish: “He’s 55 pounds. How much can his body take?”

7. Avery’s family have launched a bone marrow donation awareness initiative and are continuing to keep people updated on the 7-year-old’s progress.

Chris Harriman @chrisharriman24

Full day…met Ms Nebraska, shot the nurses w/ Nerf gun & silly string all whilst trying beat cancer! #AveryStrong

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/watch-this-boys-joy-at-being-told-he-can-leave-hospital-afte

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