A huge welcome for Ward - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

A huge welcome for Ward

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There was a warm homecoming for an Albany family Tuesday night.

You may remember us telling you about a Dougherty County church praying for a brave little boy battling cancer. Those prayers helped bring him home.

People lined the street Tuesday night in the Wright family's neighborhood.  They were anxiously waiting for them to arrive from the airport. 3-year-old Ward has been at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta getting treatment for a large mass in his stomach.

Gillionville Baptist Church members and neighbors surprised the family with a large outpouring of love as they returned home. Many were dressed in green.

"I believe it's his favorite color and also because of the frog which means fully relying on God. That's why we're wearing the green so he knows we're fully relying on God for his healing," said Gillionville Baptist Church Youth Pastor Rodney Rector.

"To know that these guys are behind you with the prayers, it's....the strength it gives your faith is unbelievable," said Ward's father, Tom Wright.

The family heads back to Atlanta Monday for more treatment. "Pray For Ward" signs are in yards all over the neighborhood and there's more outpouring from the community.

A charity golf tournament will be held on June 22nd at Doublegate Country Club.  All proceeds will go to the Wright family. Contact Nate Branch at 229-873-9913 if you'd like to sign up.

Dental Partners of Southwest Georgia at 138 Oakland Parkway in Leesburg is also selling $5 raffle tickets for a grand prize of $500.  The drawing will be May 30th when they'll also be selling Chick-Fil-A sandwiches to raise money.  For more information, call 229-434-4411.    

Feedback


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Will FEMA extend Monday's registration deadline?

    Will FEMA extend Monday's registration deadline?

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:16:41 GMT

    With less than 7 hours to go before the last FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in South Georgia closes permanently, and the deadline to register with FEMA expires, the staff is seeing a steady flow of people seeking help.  

    More >>

    With less than 7 hours to go before the last FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in South Georgia closes permanently, and the deadline to register with FEMA expires, the staff is seeing a steady flow of people seeking help.  

    More >>
  • Thomas schools increase security after social 'threat'

    Thomas schools increase security after social 'threat'

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:51:54 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    The Thomas County School Messenger says that the system beefed up school security today, after a social media threat, that it deemed 'vague and not credible." 

    More >>

    The Thomas County School Messenger says that the system beefed up school security today, after a social media threat, that it deemed 'vague and not credible." 

    More >>
  • Man wanted in Coffee starts high-speed chase

    Man wanted in Coffee starts high-speed chase

    Monday, March 27 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-03-27 14:00:41 GMT
    Highsmith arrested (Source: Coffee Police Scanner)Highsmith arrested (Source: Coffee Police Scanner)

    Coffee County deputies conducted a traffic stop on 31-year-old John Thomas Highsmith Saturday afternoon just after 3:00 p.m. on the Willacoochee Highway. Highsmith ran through a stop sign, barely avoiding a multi-vehicle collision.

    More >>

    Coffee County deputies conducted a traffic stop on 31-year-old John Thomas Highsmith Saturday afternoon just after 3:00 p.m. on the Willacoochee Highway. Highsmith ran through a stop sign, barely avoiding a multi-vehicle collision.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly