Life hasn’t been easy for Carter Guess, but things are getting better now. The five-year-old Indiana boy has just come home after spending a year in the hospital, intensely fighting cancer, and it saved his life.
His homecoming was celebrated with local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and a motorcycle club. The little guy even became an honorary firefighter, winning the Lost Creek Fire Department’s annual courage award.
Carter couldn’t be around anyone for a year, for his own safety, while being treated for neuroblastoma. He was only given a 5% chance of survival, but after being declared cancer-free, the kid is happy to be home again.
"He gets to be a 5-year-old now," his mom, Jessica Guess says. "It just overwhelms you to see people come out and support your journey when you've been isolated for so long."
Source: CBS 8