Waukesha boy enjoys virtual celebration for last Leukemia treatment

Posted at 6:06 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 19:06:48-04

Benny Thielitz of Waukesha has taken his final medication for Leukemia.

He took the two pills and two syringes of medicine while seated in front of a camera, at a computer, broadcasting to more than 65 friends and family members.

"That is everything. That is Benny's final meds," said Benny's dad, Shawn, as Benny finished his treatment. Shawn then un-muted everybody and cheers erupted from the speakers.

There were many smiles and many people wiping their eyes. After all, it had been a long, two years of treatment beginning on Benny's sixth birthday, when he was first diagnosed.

His doctor, Dr. Kearl, was even in on the celebration.

"Way to go, Benny! Great job! It has been a long time, hasn't it?" Dr. Kearl said to which Benny replied, "Thank you!"

Then Benny's mom, Betsie, gave a heartfelt thank you.

"(Dr. Kearl) you are our rock through this. We want to thank you for everything you've done for us through this, especially for Benny. And we want to say thank you to the rest of you on here tonight because without all of you it would've been a difficult journey," Betsie said.

A long journey that has finally come to an end.

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