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A huge welcome for Ward

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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.    

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