Well-wishers cheer as Akron teen rings hospital's bell to mark end of chemo
AKRON, Ohio - A teen from Akron, Ohio, celebrated his final round of chemotherapy on January 2 after undergoing three-and-a-half years of treatment for leukemia.
Footage shared by Akron Children’s Hospital shows a group of people cheering on 19-year-old Matt Driscoll as he strides down a corridor to ring a bell in the hospital, signaling the end of his chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The hospital said the bell-ringing, described as an “end-of-treatment clap out,” brought “tears to the eyes of everyone there.”
“Today was the happiest day of my life,” Driscoll said in a Facebook post by Akron Children’s Hospital. “This could not have been done without my family, friends, and God.”