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Teen celebrates final chemo treatment with family and friends

Austin Parks’ life was interrupted when his doctor and a team at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia diagnosed him with rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer affecting connective tissues in Austin’s body.

Monday, Austin received his final chemotherapy treatment with family and friends waiting to celebrate at the hospital.

Fox 54’s Shaquille Lord talked to Parks and his parents about his cancer, the treatment and the outpouring of support the family has experienced since Austin was diagnosed.

WFXG: Austin Park’s Battle with Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer

July 3, 2017

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Chris Curry

Chris Curry is Communications Coordinator for the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-799-8841 or