The solar was shining vibrant on 7-year-old Keegan Williams’ new yard ice-skating rink.

The college bus dropped him off on the finish of the road and he rushed house.

Keegan had no concept what shenanigans Make a Want Michigan had in retailer for him, however he’d quickly discover out.

A shock go to from the Grand Rapids Griffin’s mascot, Griff, and a one-on-one skating session.

A goody bag stuffed filled with Griffins swag.

And Jan. 28 being formally proclaimed “Keegan Williams Day” within the Metropolis of Wyoming, Michigan.

Keegan wasted no time reducing the ribbon on his new ice rink and leaping onto the ice.

“Day by day he will get off the bus and he simply needs to skate,” his mother, Raeann Elliott, mentioned. “He’ll keep out right here till darkish if I don’t carry him again inside.”

Keegan has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia for practically three years. This want marks the tip of therapy being very close to.

Albert Cornelius, MD, pediatric oncologist at Spectrum Well being Helen DeVos Kids’s Hospital, is aware of Keegan and his household nicely.

“He’s doing nicely,” Dr. Cornelius mentioned. “And to take a look at him, you couldn’t inform that he’s being handled for most cancers.”

Keegan will full therapy on the Ethie Haworth Kids’s Most cancers Middle of Spectrum Well being Helen DeVos Kids’s Hospital in April.

His father, Keith Williams, mentioned your entire course of has been a lot simpler with the continued assist of the neighborhood.

“Make a Want and Helen DeVos Kids’s Hospital are merely wonderful organizations,” he mentioned. “We’re past blessed.”

Keegan and Griff continued to skate and slap the hockey puck forwards and backwards because the solar started to set on the ice.

Keith joked about now needing a Zamboni for the yard.

He and Keegan benefit from the outdoor and spend a whole lot of time looking and fishing in the summertime.

So far as ice skating goes, Keegan honed his expertise over the previous few years. He began skating in 2018 however needed to take a break throughout therapy.

He was again at it as quickly as he might, Raeann mentioned.

“The smile on this man’s face is the reward for what he’s been via,” she mentioned, as she teared up with an enormous smile.


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