Radford boy celebrates kindergarten graduation and completion of 1,000 days of chemo

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Graduation ceremonies across our hometowns look different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, one graduate in Radford has a lot to still be grateful for.

5-year-old Anthony Macintosh

5-year-old Anthony Sadeghi just completed kindergarten at McHarg Elementary School in Radford. But just as important, Anthony also completed his 1,000th day of chemotherapy.

Anthony was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia August 22, 2017. Despite that diagnosis, his mom, Kelsey Macintosh, said he still is a kind, smart and funny kid.

"We're pretty thankful that he hasn't had to be in there that much, but he's had a lot of side effects, outside of the chemo and what not, just like with the mouth sores and the nausea, just things you would expect with chemo," said Macintosh.

Anthony is set to finish his chemo treatment at Carilion Children's Hospital this October and is looking forward to the first grade.

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