Students rally to welcome cancer patient back to class

first_img Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Cody was a little shy about all of the attention heaped on him as he was welcomed back to school.He said that he “likes” having his hair back, “It’s almost all back,” he said, with a smile. However, he added that the best thing is being back at school.Not only were Cody’s classmates there to welcome him back, so were members of the Troy Elementary School Student Council. The student council members presented Cody’s family with a gas gift card to show their support during these difficult times. The extended length of the chemo treatments caused Cody to lose his hair. When his hair began to come back, there was a large area where no hair would grow.“The doctors at Children’s Hospital told us about a surgery that could replace the hair Cody had lost,” Youngblood said. “It was not a hair implant. It was a tissue expander.”The two-stage surgery was planned around Christmas break. Cody didn’t rejoin his classmates until this week.“I’m glad to be back,” Cody said. “I missed playing with my friends. I like school. It’s fun.” Students rally to welcome cancer patient back to class Book Nook to reopen Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Troy Elementary School first-grader Cody Youngblood was welcomed back to school Wednesday in kid-king fashion. Ice cream and cake, Michael Jackson on the boom box and high-fives from friends made for a perfect welcome-back for the 7-year-old who has battled cancer for most of his life.“Cody got sick when he was a year old,” said his mother, Jessica Youngblood. “He wouldn’t eat so he was so skinny. He could hardly stand up and his skin looked like it was going to come off his body.”It was not until Cody was two years old that he was diagnosed with what, his mom said, was a disease similar to leukemia.“The doctors in Birmingham diagnosed Cody and he had to take chemotherapy treatments for five years,” Youngblood said. “For the first year, he had to take chemo two times a week. For three years, he had to take the treatments once a week. Then it went down to every two weeks, then every month and then every five months. Now, he’s in remission.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Patty Duke to deliver lecture Academy Award-winning actress and best selling author Patty Duke will deliver the 16th annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University… read more Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Published 9:49 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2011last_img

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