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Watch Moment 5-Year-Old Boy Celebrates No Longer Needing Chemo After 406 Days of Treatment

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Chemotherapy, while in many cases effective, can also be a horribly grueling process. According to Mayo Clinic, the side effects vary and range from being more prone to infections, hair loss and fatigue.

This treatment certainly takes its toll on an adult body. But for a child to have to go through such an aggressive therapy? That’s something no parent cares to see.

Still, many parents do. Day in and day out they sit by their child’s side and hold their hand while their bodies undergo the treatment.

This is essentially how the Bushmans spent the past 425 days of their 5-year-old son Slater’s life. Diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma when he was only 4, this little guy has braved so much in such a short time.

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“In April, 2018, we, along with his 6-year old brother, have moved to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, leaving behind our home in Florida, family and friends, as we get our little boy the treatment he needs,” his Facebook page reads.

Since then, Slater has undergone surgery and chemotherapy, along with bone marrow and stem cell transplants. He’s also been treated with radiation and immunotherapy.

The road has been long, and the pain of watching their son be so sick was heartbreaking for the family. But they stuck together through it all and prayed for a miracle.

Now that miracle has happened. After over a year in the hospital, Slater finally gets to go home! His family shared a heartwarming video to Our Boys Life on Facebook to celebrate.

“I am still crying, we all are,” the caption begins. “After 406 days here at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 425 days of hospital in total.. our prayers have been answered!!!”

Watch as the doctor and hospital staff commemorate the momentous occasion with a song and confetti! What a way to send this young man away in style and high spirits!

“[I]t’s a miracle, a gift from God and our guardian angels up above (my mommy foremost!!) and all of YOUR prayers and support,” the post reads.

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It goes on to thank everyone who helped Slater and prayed for and supported the family.

“OUR BABY IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is the single most important day of our lives. Our baby is cancer-free!!! Hallelujah, he is healed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Amen to that!

If you would like to continue following Slater’s journey, visit his Facebook page. You can also make a donation to help the family with their medical bills via their GoFundMe campaign.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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Entertainment, Faith




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