Teen rings bell at Akron Children’s to indicate last chemotherapy treatment; battled Leukemia for 3 years

Teen rings bell at Akron Children’s to indicate last chemotherapy treatment; battled Leukemia for 3 years
19 YEAR OLD MATTHEW DRISCOLL RINGS BELL TO INDICATE LAST CHEMO TREATMENT AT AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A very heartwarming story out of Akron.

Friends and family gather as 19-year-old Matthew Driscoll rings the bell to indicate his last chemotherapy treatment.

Matt rejoices during end-of-treatment clap out for leukemia

An emotional clap out brought tears to the eyes of everyone there. “Today was the happiest day of my life,” said 19-year-old Matt Driscoll. “After 3.5 years of receiving chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, I finally got my last treatment and got to ring the bell. This could not have been done without my family, friends, and God.” On average, our Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders cares for 8 newly diagnosed children with cancer each month. It’s moments like this that inspires us all. Best wishes to Matt for a healthy, bright future!

Posted by Akron Children's Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2020

For the past three and a half years Driscoll has been battling Leukemia and undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Akron Children’s Hospital.

On Friday, Driscoll was able to ring the bell as friends and family gathered around in thunderous cheer.

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