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Sunday, April 19, 2020

4-Year-Old Boy Beats Coronavirus Amid Neuroblastoma Cancer Battle

Archie Wilks

A 4-year-old cancer patient has faced another medical challenge.

The child from England tested positive for coronavirus but is now recovering, reported People.

Archie Wilks was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2019 and had gone through immunotherapy and chemotherapy treatments. His parents are relieved their son has recovered from the deadly virus.

Wilks tested positive in late March after experiencing a fever and a cough. A Facebook page called Archie’s Journey explains what challenges Wilks has gone through.

On March 29, a post said that Archie had COVID-19 and was currently doing fine in the hospital.


“Especially having a child that classed as extremely vulnerable, we were really worried about how he was going to cope with it if he got it,” his mother Harriet said.

The family shared that while they are used to being in hospitals, they were all quarantined in one hospital room together for several days. Every member of the family was not allowed to leave the room at all.

On the Facebook page, Archie’s family was “99 percent” sure Henry, Harriet, and Simon got the virus. On April 1, the family was able to go back to their home.

By April 8, Archie did not need oxygen anymore and was good to go.

“It’s definitely a weight lifted off knowing that he has coped quite well,” Harriet said.

His family and others have been raising funds for Archie to participate in a vaccine trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

[ By WWL Radio ]

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