Home at last: Will Wright with Sugar and Scruffy
Home at last: Will Wright with Sugar and Scruffy

Our mighty little battler

GET ready for the stampede,'' six-year-old leukaemia patient Will Wright shouts excitedly as he opens the door to the dog enclosure at his family's Alton Downs property.

In an instant he is over-run by four energetic dogs, and as he greets them with matched enthusiasm he seems like any other country boy.

In reality, however, this boy is nothing short of remarkable: he has battled cancer into remission three times and as dad John says he's seen and experienced things most people never have to.

Last time The Morning Bulletin visited the Wrights' home in December Will was preparing for a life-saving bone marrow transplant at Brisbane's Royal Children's Hospital on December 23.

Doctors gave him a 30% chance of survival, but by late January he was out of hospital.

After that he remained in Brisbane as he recovered from the painful procedure and waited for doctors to give him the all-clear to return to Central Queensland.

The family, Will, John, mother Jennifer and brother Sean, returned home on Saturday night for what was only Will's second visit to his Alton Downs home.



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