RICHFIELD, Ohio — It was really tough. He was away from his family and his friends for months. But, Friday, a Summit County boy was welcomed back to school like a celebrity.
Carson Higgins came to Revere Middle School in his family’s RV. Hundreds of classmates were chanting his name and holding signs that read, “Welcome Home, Carson.”
Carson, 12, has been at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee since November, where he went through seven rounds of chemotherapy and a month of radiation. It was his second extended stay at St. Jude’s since he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of three. His drive by Revere Schools was a complete surprise to him.
“I was confused. I was very confused. I wasn’t expecting this. I was surprised and confused. But, then I got into it,” Carson said.
Carson will be home with his family for a week, and then it’s back to St. Jude’s as doctors determine the next type of treatment for him.