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Emotional video captures moment teen finishes leukemia treatment in Akron

Matt Driscoll bell ring
Posted at 10:34 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 22:35:04-05

AKRON, Ohio — An emotional moment at an Akron Children’s Hospital facility brought tears to the eyes of those who witnessed it, and will likely bring tears to your eyes too.

19-year-old Matt Driscoll had been receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia for three-and-a-half years.

On Friday, Akron Children’s Hosptial shared a video of Driscoll ringing a bell at the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, signifying the end of his treatment.

Watch the emotional moment below:

Driscoll triumphantly walked through a line of family and faculty members, who were there cheering him on, to proudly, and loudly, ring the bell.

Akron Children’s Hospital wished Driscoll a bright and healthy future as he begins his new life free of leukemia.