Neighbors, classmates rally around twin following brain surgery - WKRN News 2

Neighbors, classmates rally around twin following brain surgery


Neighbors and classmates have planned a parade Friday to welcome home a six-year-old twin who recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Bobby Harris underwent the operation on April 10. Doctors said they were able to remove most of the tumor.

Nashville's News 2 first met Bobby and his twin brother Johnny in February. The unique pair is among 15 sets of twins at Castle Heights Elementary in Lebanon.

A month after meeting Bobby, the young boy fell ill suffering from weak legs, double vision and vomiting.

His mother and father, Leticia and John Harris, took him to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

"They did an MRI on him and found a very large mass in his brain," said Mr. Harris. "And they said, 'Immediate hospitalization and we're going to prep him for surgery.'"

"I was numb," Mrs. Harris recalled. "I didn't know what to think. I don't think I reacted.

"It was heartbreaking," Mr. Harris added.

Bobby is set to begin chemotherapy in the near future.

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