Little Boy Celebrates Last Chemo Session With Adorable Dance
A 6-year-old boy Jimmy Spagnolo, has been fighting an inoperable brain tumor since he was a few months old. He just finished a year-long round of chemotherapy at the Children's Hospital at Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday.
He wore a Superman T-shirt and was excited to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy. As a part of the hospital's chemo tradition, Jimmy rang the chemotherapy bell to celebrate the completion of his session. Ringing the bell signifies the passing of a major life event at the hospital.
Daily Mail reported it was a heartwarming moment, Jimmy busted out a victory dance for the occasion which was caught on video by the hospital's team. In between dance moves he slapped his belly and ran to his mom's arms. It was shared on the hospital's Facebook page on Feb. 3.
The hospital posted a comment along with the video that said "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
Jimmy is from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania and had gone through four rounds of chemotherapy in the past six years. He was diagnosed with optic pathway glioma when he was 4-months-old. It is an inoperable brain tumor.
The treatment was supposedly completed in 2014, but the tumor spots reappeared. They had to resume the chemotherapy treatment again last year.
According to New York Post the video has been viewed more than 270,000 times. The chemotherapy shrunk the tumor but did not completely get rid of it. Doctors said that Jimmy will be able to live with the tumor at this size.
Lacie Spagnolo, Jimmy's mother, posted "There are no words to truly describe the feeling we felt today ... so we will show you instead!!"