Robot could help boy, 5, battling leukemia ‘go’ to school after transplant – WGN R

Lucas “Bear” Cervone is battling leukemia for the second time. (Lucas Bear Heroes / Facebook / via DNAinfo)



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Robot could help boy, 5, battling leukemia ‘go’ to school after transplant


Lucas “Bear” Cervone is battling leukemia for the second time. (Lucas Bear Heroes / Facebook / via DNAinfo)


CHICAGO — A 5-year-old Belmont Cragin boy is trying to figure out how he can get a robot so he can keep “going” to school while receiving treatment after a stem cell transplant.

Lucas Cervone, called “Bear,” received the stem cell transplant on Wednesday. The transplant — which came from a man in Germany — will help him in his fight against a second bout of leukemia. It’s an “uphill battle,” said Lucas’ dad, Anthony Cervone.

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The stem cells Lucas received have to “settle into place” and the next two weeks are crucial, Anthony Cervone said. Doctors are carefully watching Lucas and the family expects to be in the hospital until at least December, and then they’ll be in a nearby Ronald McDonald House.

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