(PIX11) — It’s hard not to smile when watching this video of a 7-year-old boy’s reaction upon learning that he’s leaving the hospital after his latest cancer treatment.
Avery Harriman shrieks and jumps up and down on his hospital bed after his dad, University of Nebraska men’s basketball assistant coach Chris Harriman, gives him the news off camera. The joyful reaction was posted to YouTube by the Nebraska Huskers.
Despite the happy moment, Harriman told CBS Sports that the situation is still a rough one for Avery and the family. Harriman said that the joy will be short lived because Avery, who was first diagnosed with leukemia as a 2-year-old, will be going back to the hospital for another bone-marrow biopsy.
“The best-case scenario is he has to go through another transplant, and we know he might not get through it,” Harriman told CBS Sports. “So even the best case scenario is scary as s**t.”
The family has been recounting the boy’s battle on the Avery’s Army Facebook page. The latest photo from Sunday shows Avery having fun picking out out Legos at a toy store in Lincoln, Nebraska.