Teen cancer patient marks emotional end to treatment with bell ringing
CLOSE Jorge Rivera, 18, of Phoenix, receives his final radiation treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. David Wallace/The Republic
Jorge Rivera walked up to a small multicolored bell with a smile on his face as his family and medical staff surrounded him in a Mesa hospital lobby Tuesday.
In unison, one of the doctors who treated Rivera, along with the 18-year-old himself, recited a small poem that was on a plaque near the bell. Rivera rang the bell gently, as his parents and medical team clapped and cheered.
Rivera, who lives in Phoenix,... read more