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Ward's tumor is gone!

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We've got good news about a young cancer patient whose battle we've followed. Ward Wright is recovering from surgery that removed 98-percent of a malignant tumor in his abdomen.

On Wednesday, he underwent a grueling six hour surgery at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. In April, He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

The community rallied around him through prayer and an outpouring of support.  Gillionville Baptist Minister Rodney Rector said, "The family wanted me to be sure to thank everybody who has been praying for them because they could really sense their prayers yesterday as they went through the long surgery and so he is doing much, much better. He has another surgery ahead in the next month or so and then they'll be some chemo, but we praise God for the good report 'cause things are going well."

Doctors are managing Ward's pain from the surgery, but he's doing well. The surgeon says they removed all but microscopic parts of the tumor which they believe are no longer a threat to his body.

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