Hundreds Of People Welcome 8-Year-Old Back To School After 15-Month Battle With Cancer

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An 8-year-old girl’s first day back at school after a 15-month absence for cancer treatments was a day she will never forget.

Teachers, police officers, classmates and their parents waited outside of Merrymount Elementary School in Quincy, Massachusetts, for the third-grader’s arrival holding signs of welcome and encouragement.

students staff welcome back kid cancer

Bridget Kelley was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia in September of 2016. She spent 88 days in the Boston Children’s hospital undergoing chemotherapy and surgeries.

“She had to live in isolation,” Bridget’s mother Megan said. “We couldn’t have anybody in the house. She…

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