Josh Hardy Heading Home After Receiving Experimental Drug

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    The 8-year-old Virginia boy whose family sparked a social media movement to provide him access to an experimental drug is coming home.

    Josh Hardy's family made headlines back in March after Josh caught a rare viral infection following a bone marrow transplant to treat cancer. Their #SaveJosh movement on social media helped convince pharmaceutical company Chimerix to provide Josh with an experimental drug.

    Social Media Helps Va. Boy Get Drug To Treat Rare Illness

    [DC] Social Media Helps Va. Boy Get Drug To Treat Rare Illness
    News 4's Kristin Wright talks to the grandparents of a Fredericksburg, Virginia, boy who is now getting an experimental drug to treat his rare infection. (Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014)

    Hardy's mom, Aimee Hardy, says Josh's kidney function has returned and he no longer needs dialysis. They expect him to continue to get stronger with the coming months.

    "Everyone knows Josh is a true miracle," Aimee Hardy wrote on the Save Josh Facebook page.

    Josh Hardy Allowed to Join Drug Trial

    [DC] Josh Hardy Allowed to Join Drug Trial
    A 7-year-old Virginia boy battling an a deadly infection will be allowed to join a drug trial that could save his life. (Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014)

    The Hardys -- who hail from Fredericksburg -- lived in Tennessee for nearly seven months while Josh received treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



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