Adorable Video of Young Boy Celebrating the End of His Chemo Goes Viral
6-year-old Jimmy Spagnolo can’t be blamed for showing some exuberance when his latest round of chemo therapy ended.
The youngster was first diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at 4 months old. Since then, he’s gone through four intensive rounds of chemotherapy, his battle being documented by his family on Facebook.
After Jimmy’s latest round of chemo concluded, doctors determined that the the tumor has shrunk to the point that, barring future growth, Spagnolo will be able to live the rest of his life with it.
On February 3, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh posted a video of Jimmy Spagnolo celebrating the end of his treatment. The boy, clad in a Superman t-shirt, excitedly rings a bell that has heavy symbolic meaning. The post explains:
“The bell signifies so many emotions — it can signify the sound of tears, strength, fear, courage, doubt, satisfaction, relief and happiness all coming through as one as people around them cheer this accomplishment. The sound of that bell resonates in more ways than one. The emotion in the room is just unbelievable.”
The video has been watched over 200,000 times — in addition to garnering over 1,000 shares and 3,000 comments — as of February 7.
“…we always knew Jimmy would connect the world some how with the joy and love he exudes, to give his journey great purpose,” a representative from the I’m Praying for Jimmy Spagnolo Facebook page told Your Daily Dish.
“Since the video, he has connected everyone with a moment that we can all share at a time when a lot of people are sharing their differences, this video brings them together instead. It is something to celebrate, the last chemo, hopefully ever. More importantly though Jimmy celebrates life, medicine or no medicine. He shows us all how to live despite the circumstance. I think thats pretty remarkable.”