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Son of Nebraska assistant, home after transplant, surprises sister (VIDEO)

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The last time we saw video of Avery Harriman, the son of Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman, he was melting hearts across the world as he was being surprised with the news that he would be able to return home for a couple days.

You see, Avery is currently fighting leukemia for the third time, and while the battle is far from over, it’s always good to celebrate small victories. This latest trip home comes after Avery’s second transplant, and instead of surprising Avery with the news, the Harrimans decided to surprise his sister.

Her reaction? Beautiful:

The battle isn’t done yet, as the only reason Avery was allowed to leave the hospital after a second transplant is that the Harrimans can give him an IV and shots and generally care for him as long as his health is stable.

“Long way to go but really happy where he’s at,” Chris told this morning. “Normally in this situation probably wouldn’t allow [us to bring him home] but they trust us.”

“And, most importantly, he’s doing good!”

That’s great to hear. Our thoughts remain with the Harrimans.

Keep fighting, Avery.


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