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Fox 4: 10-year-old Osawatomie boy battling cancer gets hero’s welcome home

By Kera Mashek


A 10-year-old boy is grateful to be out of the hospital and spending Christmas with his family at home. Jaeden Joy has been battling an aggressive form of cancer the past couple months.

When his hometown learned he'd be home for the holidays, they pulled out all the stops.

Fire trucks and police lights flashing and rolling went down the streets of Osawatomie on Sunday. But there was no emergency; this was a homecoming parade for the boy in the fight of his life.

Not only did Jaeden get the royal treatment on his trip home from the hospital, volunteers and local businesses did a complete overhaul of the family's home.

There is new paint, flooring, decking, furniture, and a Chiefs kingdom bedroom for Jaeden. The community also provided Christmas gifts for all three kids.

"It's great to see how much people help other people," said Jaeden.

The support is providing strength and joy in the fight ahead.

Jaeden goes back for another round of chemo in January.


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