Some fantastic news on Saturday as Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman, has no evidence of Leukemia following his final biopsy.
Avery’s diagnosis was first revealed on the “Avery’s Army” Facebook page — which is run by Cheryl and Chris Harriman — and later confirmed with NBCSports.com.
After a second bone marrow biopsy for Avery, it came back negative with no Leukemia. “Long road ahead but that’s HUGE news!” Chris Harriman texted to NBCSports.com‘s Rob Dauster.
Avery Harriman made national headlines as he battled Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for the third time. Avery celebrated being able to leave the hospital in a video that went viral on Aug. 28 and received support within college basketball this season from Nebraska, Creighton, and Rhode Island among many others.
The nation showed even more support for Avery through the #AveryStrong campaign and #AveryStrong Day was held Sept. 26 to help raise money for Make-a-Wish Nebraska and Camp CoHoLo.
It’s tremendous news to hear that Avery is continuing to do better and we continue to wish him the best.
The story of Avery Harriman, the young son of Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman, and his fight to beat cancer is one that has touched many. A couple weeks ago Rhode Island players wore yellow #AveryStrong T-shirts during pregame warmups and the Ryan Center crowd chanted his name, supporting Avery and the rest of the Harriman family as he looks to beat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Sunday afternoon another college basketball program showed its support for the family, with Creighton wearing #AveryStrong shirts while warming up for their game against Nebraska in Lincoln. Creighton sports information director Rob Anderson tweeted out a photo prior to tipoff.
Saturday night was an important one for the Rhode Island basketball program, as they knocked off No. 21 Nebraska in overtime at the Ryan Center. However before the game head coach Dan Hurley’s played paid tribute to Avery Harriman, the son of Nebraska assistant Chris Harriman.
Avery’s battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for the third time in his young life, and in his honor the team took the court for pregame warmups in T-shirts that read “#AveryStrong” on the front.
Below are a couple photos of the team in the shirts, and there’s also an “Avery’s Army” support page on Facebook. Fans also chanted Avery’s name prior to the start of the game.