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Mighty Quinn: Sick Child Can Soon Head Outside

Quinnie "The Mighty Quinn" was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma in February and has been at home in Weymouth in isolation after receiving chemo

A 3-year-old boy who has captured hearts across the South Shore of Massachusetts is about to hit a major milestone in his cancer recovery.

Quinn Waters has been in isolation at his Weymouth home since his last round of chemotherapy at Boston Children's Hospital. After more than 100 days, he is on the verge of being able to come outside again.

In February, soon after his third birthday, Waters was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a brain tumor on the brain stem, and doctors removed 95% of it, according to his Facebook page.

The boy earned his nickname, "the Mighty Quinn," due to the number of hospital stays and stem cell treatments and chemotherapy he has endured.

Since his isolation began in February, his father says he has grown four inches. He has had a lot of visitors at his window — from singing police officers to the Dropkick Murphys.

"It's bittersweet," said Quinn's father, Jarlath Waters. "It's been fantastic having all these visits, and it's been great, I think, for our family, as well as Quinn. Like, just, it kept our spirits up, it was always something going on."

"Same time, you know, it's a sign he's getting better," Waters added. "And hopefully, this will be the last time he gets put in that situation."

Updates on Quinnie's progress can be found on his Facebook page.

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