Cancer survivor donates bell to symbolize end of treatment for patients

ByThe Humble Observer
Monday, July 27, 2015
Ethan Williamson stands proudly next to the end of treatment bell after being the first patient to ring the new addition to Texas Children's Cancer Center.
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KINGWOOD, TX -- Kingwood's nine-year-old Ethan Williamson, a Ewing sarcoma survivor, jubilantly stood on his tip toes to ring a bell that signifies a great deal to him and other patients at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers.

The bell, donated by Williamson and his family, will be rung by cancer and hematology patients to commemorate receiving their final treatment.

At the unveiling ceremony, Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers and head of the hematology/oncology section at Baylor College of Medicine, noted the meaningful addition of the bell as a sign of hope for the thousands of patients who are treated each year at Texas Children's Hospital for cancer or blood disorders.

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