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Hope continues for four-year-old cancer patient

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 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  An Albany couple says their young son is doing better as he fights his  battle with a nerve-damaging cancer.

We've been following four-year-old Ward Wright's progress. He returned home from Atlanta Friday after a second bone marrow transplant.

He received bone marrow stem cells to help him recover from a difficult round of chemotherapy.

The family says they're waiting for Ward's blood count to rise high enough so doctors can remove a tumor near his spinal column.

"Chemo zaps him but once he gets back home and starts eating and counts are up then he's just a normal 4-year-old," his mother Maranda Wright said. "He just takes everything with a grain of salt and not matter what he goes through, at the end of the day, he still deserves to be a four-year-old."

Doctors say the survival rate for kids with neuroblastoma is about 60 percent. Ward's parents remain optimistic and thankful for the prayers of people throughout south Georgia.

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