This week brought mighty good news for "Mighty Quinn," the 3-year-old boy whose brain cancer diagnosis left him in isolation at his Massachusetts home for months, a struggle broken up when visitors called to his window.
Quinn Waters had countless police officers, the Dropkick Murphys, various Boston sports figures and more come say hi outside his home in Weymouth. But Wednesday, Quinn got about the update his doctors could have given him.
His latest MRI scan shows he has no new disease, the family posted on Facebook Wednesday, calling it "the best possible outcome for Medulloblastoma patients."
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In fact, Quinn's father told NBC10 Boston in a text message, "His doctors were genuinely amazed at his progress and how much he has improved so quickly after his stem cell transplant."
Quinn's treatment for the cancer on his brain stem had left him with a weakened immune system, which is why he needed to be in isolation. His story, regularly updated by the Waters family on the Mighty Quinn Facebook page, was meant to bring attention to childhood cancers, and also captured hearts across Massachusetts.
His family credited the support that's come his way, writing on Facebook Wednesday, "You have all been so amazing-we truly believe your prayers and positivity have been the reason Quinnie has done as well as he has."
Only weeks ago, Quinn got to leave his home for the first time since going into isolation, heading to Nantasket Beach with his family at the end of September to play in the sand.
Now, Quinn has occupational and physical therapy in his future — the road to recovery for a boy with no sign of new cancer in his system.
As his father put it, "onwards and upwards for the Mighty Quinn."