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Touching moment for Houston boy battling cancer

Huge crowd greeted him at Hobby Airport

#AndrewsArmy greeted 8-year-old Andrew Ross and his family at Hobby Airport when they returned home.
#AndrewsArmy greeted 8-year-old Andrew Ross and his family at Hobby Airport when they returned home.

HOUSTON – There was a moving show of support at Hobby Airport this week for a Houston boy battling cancer.

Andrew Ross, 8, was diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor. He went to Iowa with his family to meet with doctors and discuss treatment options.

When the family returned to Houston over the weekend, he was greeted by a huge crowd.

A swarm of family and friends who call themselves #AndrewsArmy were waiting for the family as they exited the jetbridge.

The organizer of the effort, Amber Hensley, posted video and a picture on Facebook on Sunday. She wrote, "This is why I love what I do at Southwest. Organizing the BEST welcome home to an amazing family!! The flight crew was nothing short of amazing and my HOU peeps were there too!! Andrews Army was in full force at Hobby today!!"

Southwest Airlines shared Hensley's post on Facebook with the caption: "8-year-old Andrew and his family were flying home from Iowa. It was a difficult trip, as they had just met with doctors to discuss treatment for Andrew, who has been diagnosed with a pancreatic tumor. When they exited the jet bridge in Houston, Andrew was surprised to see a swarm of family and friends, there to welcome the Ross family home. Consider us a part of #AndrewsArmy now."

 

Posted by Amber Hensley on Sunday, July 16, 2017