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Six-year-old gets standing ovation at school after leukaemia treatment

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video
Published on January 20, 2020 - Duration: 00:59s

Six-year-old gets standing ovation at school after leukaemia treatment

Social media footage shows John Oliver Zippay after the last round of chemotherapy in Ohio, United States

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Six-year-old gets standing ovation at school after leukaemia treatment

SHOWS: NEWBURY, OHIO, UNITED STATES (RECENT - JANUARY 8, 2020) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (MEGAN ZIPPAY - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY MEGAN ZIPPAY) 1.

STUDENTS LINING UP AND APPLAUDING / JOHN OLIVER ZIPPAY WALKING ALONG SCHOOL HALLWAY TOWARDS HIS PARENTS, MEGAN AND JOHN ZIPPAY / MEGAN AND JOHN ZIPPAY HUGGING THEIR SON CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES (RECENT - DECEMBER 27, 2019) (MEGAN ZIPPAY - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY MEGAN ZIPPAY) 2.

JOHN OLIVER ZIPPAY STANDING AND RUBBING HIS EYES / HOSPITAL STAFF MEMBER HOLDING PLACARD WITH SIGNS READING (English): "WAY TO GO J.O." AND PEOPLE SINGING (English): "NO MORE CHEMO!" 3.

(ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) OLIVER ZIPPAY RINGING BELL / PEOPLE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING OFF CAMERA STORY: A six-year-old boy got a surprise standing ovation from his schoolmates when he returned to school after chemotherapy treatment.

A social media video shows students lining up and applauding John Oliver Zippay as he walked down a corridor of the elementary school in Newbury, Ohio.

John Oliver was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on November 1, 2016 when he was just three years old.

He took his last round of chemotherapy at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic recently.

"John Oliver got his last IV chemo and got to ring the bell!!

It was one of the best moments surrounded by family, friends, and staff," John's mother, Megan Zippay, wrote on boy's Facebook page.

(Production: Oleksandr Ieltsov, Pola Grzanka)

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