Cancer patient’s reunion with young son goes viral

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MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) — It’s moments like these that some would say is the reason videos go viral. Laura Martancik, a Meriden native, has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A graduate of Francis T. Maloney High, she moved out to Hawaii, but was forced to move back to Connecticut to undergo treatment. According to her friend, Erica Bartol, she’d been battling the cancer with four rounds of chemotherapy for several days.

Bartol said this was Martancik’s second time battling cancer. She’d been in remission from her first diagnosis in July of 2013 until the disease returned in September.

Recently, Martancik said she spent three long weeks at the Yale Cancer Center. When she was reunited with her young son, her sister caught the touching moment on camera. In the video, an excited little boy runs into his mother’s arms in an emotional reunion of smiles and giggles. “What did I tell you,” Martancik said. “Mommy always comes back.”

The video, which was posted to Martancik’s YouTube account, has garnered more than 110,000 views.

Check it out here.

Anyone looking to make a donation to help Martancik’s treatments, check out her GoFundMe page here.

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