A boy who is six years old got a surprise standing ovation from his classmates when he came back to school after fighting with cancer.
The father John Zippay told that John Oliver Zippay has been in and out of school for three years following he was diagnosed at age 3 with serious lymphoblastic leukemia in 2016.
Last round of chemotherapy
The child finished his final round of chemo on December 27. As seen in a clip which is shared on social site, for celebrating John Oliver’s come back to school in Newbury, Ohio, his classmates welcomed him back with cheers, smiles, happiness, and high-fives.
John and his wife named Megan stated that it all began around Halloween of 2016 when John Oliver fell and hit his head on the headboard of his bed. According to John, he becomes discolored, and he was sluggish.
All check-ups showed the sign of leukemia
Following taking their son to the doctor and many blood check-ups later, their doctor called in the middle of the night asking them to get John Oliver to the emergency room. All tests showed a form of leukemia.
After John Oliver was granted his diagnosis, the following three years consisted of all different kinds of procedures and chemotherapy.
According to his dad, the side effects were potent, and that’s what made it hard for John Oliver to do some of the usual things children do at that age, let alone be at school regularly.
Moreover, the 6-year-old missed so much school he never fell back academically, St. Helen Catholic School Principal Patrick Gannon explained.
Gannon revealed, ‘Him having to miss some of the time was hard, but the class was just so happy to see him return.’