Missouri 7-year-old helping others after winning yearslong cancer battle | St. Louis News Headlines

Kansas City, Mo. (KMBC/CNN) – A 7-year-old boy from Missouri has just won a battle with cancer and is now doing everything he can to help others.

Tripp Hughes was allowed to ring the bell on Sunday to celebrate his last chemotherapy pill. He has been battling cancer since he was 4 years old.

“it just feels great,” Tripp Hughes said of finally winning the long-fought battle.

In honor of winning his fight, Hughes decided to use his recent birthday to raise toys and money for the hospital that helped him.

“They are running out of toys because I let the kids take some of the toys home so we just want to help,” he said.

“All our friends and family have been asking what they can make him celebrate and we knew he just didn’t need anything and so from there I just fell towards what can we do to help give back?” said Kirsta Hughes, Tripp’s mother.

To date, Tripp Hughes has donated more than 2,500 toys and $6,000 to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

“Every time we go there they are willing to give anything and everything we need for Tripp and we wanted to be able to give back,” Krista Hughes said.

“I just hope this inspires other kids to do other useful things,” Tripp Hughes says.

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