The young fighter getting the hero’s welcome he deserves

After battling leukemia for the past three years, 6-year-old John Oliver Zippay finishes his last round of chemotherapy.
1:24 | 01/12/20

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Finally tonight, the young fighter getting the hero's welcome he deserves. It's "America strong." Not every 6-year-old gets a standing ovation at their elementary school. But for this little guy, it's been three very tough year in the making. Fear really set in when they started mentioning cancer. 6-year-old John Oliver zippay, also known as J.O., has been battling leukemia. Diagnosed when he was just 3 years old. He took chemo every day the last probably two and a half years. Reporter: His parents Megan and John by his side every step of the way. Just to see he is courage to face this thing head on really helped us to get through it as well. Saying hey-o, no more chemo Reporter: And after three long years, finishing his final round of chemo and ringing that bell. It was a huge moment for our family to see him ring that bell. Reporter: And when it came time to go back to school, his friends and teachers had an idea to send him off after that first day with something he would never forget -- a clap-out. J.O. Would get a special send off his first day at school. I could see it in his eyes. He was just so proud of himself. Couldn't have ended on a better note. Tonight we salute J.O. For being America strong. Definitely a handsome guy.

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