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Little Boy Celebrates the End of His Chemotherapy

This Child Ringing a Special Bell After Finishing 1 Year of Chemo Will Make Your Heart Burst

Jimmy finished a yearlong chemotherapy treatment yesterday and rang the bell with his family and the staff to celebrate. The bell signifies so many emotions – it can signify the sound of tears, strength, fear, courage, doubt, satisfaction, relief and happiness all coming through as one as people around them cheer this accomplishment. The sound of that bell resonates in more ways than one. The emotion in the room is just unbelievable. You can help kids like Jimmy! Donate today at www.givetochildrens.org/donate. Follow his journey at I'm praying for Jimmy Spagnolo.

Posted by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Friday, February 3, 2017

After a long year filled with hospital visits to combat cancer, a 6-year-old dressed as a superhero celebrated his sweet victory in the most adorable way possible.

At just 4 months old, Jimmy Spagnolo developed an inoperable brain tumor, which was only treatable with chemotherapy, according to TODAY. Jimmy has been undergoing rounds of chemo to decrease the tumor's size, and Feb. 2 2017 marked the end of his last round of chemo after a long year of treatments.

Jimmy celebrated the momentous milestone just as any other 6-year-old would: by aptly wearing a Superman shirt and doing a cute-as-can-be happy dance. He also got to ring a bell on the wall at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to commemorate his exciting achievement.

With his family and hospital employees cheering in the background, Jimmy rings the bell like we've never seen anyone ring a bell before. He dances and jumps up and down, even lifting his shirt to pat on his belly at one point. "Our victory of ringing a bell signifies the ending of a year of chemotherapy (hopefully the last one ever)!!!!" Jimmy's mom, Lacie Spagnolo, wrote on her blog.

Hospital officials shared the sweet video on the official CHP Facebook page while also explaining the magnitude of the bell-ringing tradition. "The bell signifies so many emotions – it can signify the sound of tears, strength, fear, courage, doubt, satisfaction, relief and happiness all coming through as one as people around them cheer this accomplishment," the post noted. "The sound of that bell resonates in more ways than one. The emotion in the room is just unbelievable."

Watching a child go through cancer at a young age is never easy, but watching them make it through the process with a smile on their face is beyond gratifying. Congrats to the Spagnolo family and their little Superman!

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