15-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Surprised With Special Celebration At Eufaula Football Game

Friday, October 22nd 2021, 9:21 pm
By: Grant Stephens

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The entire stadium at Friday night's Eufaula High School football game rang in the end of a freshman's final chemo treatment.

Ringing a bell at the end of cancer treatment is a tradition but 15-year-old Isaac Lanham wasn't able to do it at the hospital. So in secret - his family and community thought of something even better.

"He knows nothing, we've kept this all in the dark," Ashley Lanham said.

Ashley says Friday was his very last day of chemo - after two and a half years of Leukemia.

"Kind of just a rollercoaster," she said. "A lot of in-hospital chemo, at-home chemo, a lot of steroids."

After all that it's time to celebrate Isaac's victory. At halftime, the entire band was given bells to ring in Isaacs's honor. Isaac stood in the center of the field and watched as his friends in the band, and the entire stadium cheered on his success.

Isaac says he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Ashley says she's ready for her son to be able to move on to his next chapter in life.