Boy Who Is Quarantined Due to Cancer Treatment Gets Hundreds of Visitors
When a community saw that a young boy wasn't allowed to go outside for health reasons, they brought the outside world to him.
For three-year-old Quinn Waters of Weymouth, MA, looking out of the window has become a lot more exciting.
Quinn was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, right after his third birthday. After a recent stem cell transplant temporarily shut down his immune system, his parents have kept him house-bound until he regains his strength.
"We basically keep him in a bubble just as a precaution," his father, Jarlath, told MSN . "Even a common cold could be something that will bring him back into the hospital," his mother, Tara, added.
As you can imagine, to a 3-year-old being stuck inside all day is the absolute worst, although Quinn's parents say that he's remained mostly positive. After his surgery, he would mostly stand by the window at the front of his family's house, just waiting for something interesting to happen.
Lucky for him, there has been a lot to look at as neighbors began stopping by to do non-contact art projects or stupid human tricks to help entertain him. Soon after, the passers-by stepped it up a notch - the police pulled in with their sirens and one day a local dance troupe performed outside the window.
With all the media attention the story has been getting, the family has created a Facebook page for "The Mighty Quinn" to keep friends and family updated on his progress, and also to share the many wonderful visitors he has had. There have been truck parades, Nerf gun fights and members of the Boston band "The Dropkick Murphy's" stopped by to do an impromptu performance in Quinn's front yard.
He has even gotten shout-outs from New England Patriots QB, Tom Brady, who his parents refer to as "The GOAT."
"We said if the GOAT Tom Brady came to the window we'd shut it down because really once the GOAT makes an appearance how can you top that," they posted.
We sure hope they don't shut the "Quinn-Dow" anytime soon - who knows who'll show up next!
Quinn's family has been directing those who would like to help their son's cause to donate blood and/or platelets at their local Children's Hospital .
(Source: Images and video The Mighty Quinn )