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Town welcomes Belmont child home

Dec. 19, 2019

Posted: Dec. 20, 2018 3:46 PM
Updated: Dec. 20, 2018 3:58 PM

BELMONT, Miss. (WTVA) – Londyn Perry, 6, is battling neuroblastoma cancer.

Doctors have been trying to shrink the 4.5-inch tumor that sits behind her eye.

For the past 11 months, she has been staying at St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis.

“There have been some rough nights with her. It has been tough through all of the treatments and chemo. It is hard to explain to a 6-year-old what is going on,” said Justin Perry, her father.

Wednesday afternoon the city of Belmont welcomed her home with open arms.

Firetrucks and policemen escorted her through the town, as her friends and family lined the streets.

Santa Claus even stopped by to give her a "welcome home" present.

She will be home for the next two weeks. She has five chemotherapy treatments left.

Originally, doctors said she only had a 40 percent chance to live, but she has been so strong.

Now they say she has a 90 percent chance of fighting it.

“She is a fighter. She has been amazing and she will fight this,” her father said.

The whole town is pulling for her.

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