CLEVELAND-- Such wonderful news for a 16-year-old St. Edward High School sophomore who has been bravely battling cancer.
On Friday, St. Edward Andre Scholars Program posted a video on Twitter showing Michael George "finally leaving the hospital!"
The teen, who was diagnosed with leukemia in June, has been in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments.
Earlier this month, when the St. Ed's football team won the state championship, they visited Michael in the hospital and brought him the trophy. At the time, Michael's father, Tony George, told us he hoped the surprise visit would boost his son's white blood cell count enough for him to be home in time for Christmas. And, now, he will be.
"Since they delivered that game ball to him, his blood count has gone up, up, up, up to the point he was able to leave the hospital,” Tony George said.
On Friday, Tony George told us he believes this is "a Christmas miracle." Tony George and his wife said they believe it was the power of prayer and kindness of others that saved their son. They are extremely grateful to everyone for their support and are encouraging people to never give up hope, because they say Mike is proof that miracles happen.
Friday's post to Twitter shows Michael ringing the bell that patients ring at the end of chemo treatments.
St. Edward Andre Scholars Program wrote in another tweet, "Our Scholars are so excited for our guy Mike!! He is done with chemo and CANCER FREE! Today he will be discharged from the hospital! We can’t wait for him to be back in the classroom!"
**Watch a past report on Michael in the video, above**