5-Year-Old Boy Learns He No Longer Needs Chemo After 406 Days At Hospital

The Bushman family spent almost 425 days of their 5-year-old son Slater’s life watching him undergo painful chemotherapy.

He was diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma at just 4-years-of-age.

Posted by Our Boys Life on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Their Facebook page says that in April of 2018, the family moved to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, from their home in Florida, to get the little guy his cancer treatment.

Slater has been through surgery and chemotherapy, bone marrow and stem cell transplants, and also been treated with radiation and immunotherapy.

After being through such grueling treatments, the little boy has finally been cleared to leave the hospital and go home with his family.

Posted by Our Boys Life on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The shared on Facebook, “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!!!”

The video of the moment when the doctor and hospital staff mark this happy occasion with a song and confetti, as Slater is released from hospital is winning many hearts online.

 

I am still crying, we all are. 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️

After 406 days here at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 425 days of hospital in total.. our prayers have been answered!!!

Our angel, at the age of 4 (he is now 5) was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma.. is today officially declared No Evidence of Disease, and is in remission!!!! He is Cancer Free!!!!!!

Dr. Sara and our D Clinic, and this hospital SAVED OUR BABY!!!!!!! You guys, you have no idea… no idea what his odds were, what we were facing, and what he had gone through… his disease, a tumor in his abdomen, wrapped around major veins to his organs, kidney, adrenal glands, liver, pancreas.. spread to his bones, his pelvis, all up his spine, into his clavicles, and spread all in his skull.. and also spread all into his bone marrow which was mostly made up of diseased cancer cells… it’s a miracle, a gift from God and our guardian angels up above (my mommy foremost!!) and all of YOUR prayers and support… and DR SARA and their groundbreaking protocol that she co-wrote… I am crying ugly tears, crying hard, as I type this.. My God… Dr Sara, and St Jude, you saved our baby, and forever I am grateful for you. How do you even thank someone properly for saving your baby’s life?!!!???!!! Crying so hard..

Yes he is going home with some complications that will take time to heal, some permanent, but OUR BABY IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭Today is the single most important day of our lives. Our baby is cancer-free!!! Hallelujah, he is healed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

THANK YOU ST JUDE AND THANK YOU DR SARA!!!!!!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

#slaterstrong #teamslater #neuroblastoma #stjude #childhoodcancer #remission #morethan4

Shari Anne Shane Bushman

Posted by Our Boys Life on Monday, May 13, 2019

A post shared by the family says, “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!

Today was a big day!!! Slater got his Central Line removed today, after a year in his little body!!! He was SO excited,…

Posted by Our Boys Life on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Praise God for this amazing miracle, Our God is a miracle performing God in the Old Testament and the New Testament and even today.

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