Cancer in remission for Louisville boy swarmed with birthday cards

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Source: Facebook A Louisville 10-year-old boy who received thousands of birthday cards during his last bout of chemotherapy has received an early Christmas present.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Louisville 10-year-old boy who received thousands of birthday cards during his last bout of chemotherapy has received an early Christmas present. According to family members, Carter Matthew Willett’s cancer is now in remission.

Carter’s family announced the news in a Facebook video which documents his illness. He had just finished another round of chemotherapy just days earlier.

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Carter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma about a year ago. In the video posted Wednesday, his mother, Kimberly Young Willett, shares the news. Carter smiles widely in response and then hugs his mom.

The page says Carter had a bump on his head since he was 4 months old, but it started to bother him last year. It was removed, and the family learned the bump had been a cancerous tumor.

Carter wanted a steak dinner tonight and picked Longhorns Steakhouse. We also had some great news to give him about our recent scans.

Posted by Joshua Wolfman Willett on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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