Josh Hardy gets to spend a night out of the hospital
Fredericksburg first-grader Josh Hardy got to spend a night outside St. Jude Children’s Hospital this week to see his favorite basketball team, the Miami Heat, take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Hugh Mercer Elementary School student drew national attention in his family’s fight for an experimental drug last month.
Josh, a cancer survivor, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant at St. Jude.
The deadly adenovirus infection he had been battling has all but disappeared from his bloodstream after multiple doses of brincidofovir, a drug being developed by Chimerix Inc.
Josh first took the drug March 12 and is now part of a new clinical trial for the medicine.