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Florida boy rings bell to celebrate end to 60 weeks of chemotherapy

Posted at 3:54 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 16:03:27-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTXL) — A little boy got something big to celebrate right in time for the holidays.

Jase got to ring the bell at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, marking the end of his chemotherapy treatment.

The 5-year-old boy underwent 60 weeks of chemotherapy for a non-cancerous brain tumor at the hospital due to a condition called neurofibromatosis. His last treatment was done on Dec. 15; right in time to celebrate the holidays.

Clad in a mask and wore a shirt that read “peace out chemo," Jase rang the bell to the applause of staff at the hospital.

The hospital said Jase will continue follow-up visits with his doctor and will receive therapies to help his speech and mobility, according to a post shared on Facebook.