Boy's Joy At Leaving Hospital After Cancer Treatment (Video)

29/08/2014 20:43 | Updated 20 May 2015

Boy's joy at leaving hospital after cancer treatment

The incredible moment a young boy who is fighting cancer was told he could leave hospital and go home has been captured on video.

Avery Harriman, seven, had been undergoing chemotherapy for 23 days when he was told he could finally go home.

He is fighting leukaemia for the third time,

Avery was filmed as he heard the happy news, and literally jumped for joy at the thought of leaving hospital and heading home with his family.

Unfortunately, Avery's dad Chris – an assistant basketball coach - told CBS that his son won't be home for long.

"There's no way to sugarcoat it. It's a bad deal," Chris said.

"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 s**t.

"We're only home for a few days. Then we're going to go back to the hospital and just, you know, try to figure out the next step."

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He added that he and his family were 'scared to death' about running out of options to help their son.

On a more positive note, Chris revealed that Avery was in good spirits, and that the stranger - Andrew Cuseen - who donated bone marrow for Avery's first transplant has said he is willing to help again.

"Andrew told me, 'Chris, if you need me, I'm on the next flight to Nebraska. I will be there,'" Chris said. "So the doctors are excited that we still have him as a donor, if we need him."

Andrew has now become a family friend, and a huge support to the family.

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