6-year-old boy performs victory dance to mark end of chemotherapy

6-year-old boy performs victory dance to mark end of chemotherapy

A six-year-old boy who has long been battling cancer donned a Superman T-shirt, performed a cute-as-can-be happy dance and got to ring the chemotherapy bell at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday to mark the end of chemotherapy.

Jimmy Spagnolo, who successfully finished a year-long round of chemotherapy, has been battling an inoperable brain tumor since his infancy.

Hospital staff filmed Jimmy’s victory dance and shared it with the rest of the world by posting it on the hospital’s Facebook page.

Alongside the video, the hospital wrote, “The bell signifies so many emotions – it can signify the sound of tears, strength, fear, courage, doubt, satisfaction, relief and happiness all coming through as one as people around them cheer this accomplishment … The emotion in the room is just unbelievable.”

The video featuring Jimmy doing his victory dance has already been viewed more than 270,000 times.

Jimmy, who lives with his family in the Shaler Township, Pennsylvania, was merely four-months-old when doctors detected his brain tumor. The chemotherapy has only shrunken the tumor, and he hasn’t got completely rid of it. However, doctors believe that the boy will be able to live with the tumor at this size.


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