A mom captured the touching moment her young son finished his 3 years long chemotherapy treatment and the video is melting hearts across the world.
Steven Cotter was only 6 years old when he was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August 2016. Just days after the diagnosis, he started chemotherapy treatment and continued taking the medicine every day for the past three years.
This past weekend, Steven sat at his dining room table and took the last dose of medication. Steven’s mom, Ashley Cotter, took to Facebook to post an emotional video of him sobbing at their dining room table, right before he took his last dose of pills.
“PRAISE GOD!!! Little mans VERY LAST CHEMO!!! BIG TEARS OF JOY. Sorry no sound but you can just feel it.” She wrote.
In the now viral video, Steven is sitting at his dining room with his head resting in his hand while he’s surrounded by a sea of empty drug bottles. He starts shaking his head as his eyes well up with tears upon the realization that he is finally cancer-free.
The little boy breaks down and sobs before pulling himself together and taking his final dose of chemo treatment in front of his family.
They all celebrate as he stands up to raise his hands in the air before his emotional dad brings him in for a hug as Steven’s younger brother and friend cheer on.
Speaking to ABC, Steven’s mom revealed that the experience had been ‘heart-wrenching’ and that it was “absolutely horrible to hear the words ‘your son has cancer’,” but the experience had brought the family closer and they had always kept faith.
Steven’s mother told ABC6 News, “He’s had so many blood and platelet transfusions over the past three years, so many medications and hospital stays.”
Way to go Steven! You are tough little fighter and this is such an incredible Christmas gift.
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