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Josh Hardy gets to spend a night out of the hospital

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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.

Memphis television station WREG had a story about Josh’s trip to the game.

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.

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