JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Five-year-old Hadleigh Mullins finished her final chemotherapy treatment at Niswonger Children’s Hospital Thursday morning, and her triumph was marked by a celebration with special guests.
“We’ve waited a long time for this day,” said Lori Mullins, Hadleigh’s mom. “It’s her last chemo day at Niswonger.”
She’s received treatment under the direction of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. But Hadleigh’s been able to get chemotherapy care close to home at the Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
Various members of law enforcement visited Hadleigh today at the hospital as she received her final chemo treatment. Hadleigh says that because police are brave, she is too and has worn a police uniform to every chemo visit.
Mullins said her daughter’s two and a half years of treatment have been filled with physical challenges, but it’s all been worth it.
Hadleigh has one more treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and will continue to have regular checkups at Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
She plans to start her first year in school next month.
“She’s going to be starting kindergarten, and we have lots going on – lots of celebrating to do,” Mullins said. “We’re so happy.”