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New year brings joyous news of remission for boy, 7, battling cancer

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A little boy battling cancer who captured the hearts of those in Kansas City and beyond just got some amazing news.

Noah Wilson, 7, and his family have found out that the little boy is now in remission.

"We were so excited that New Year's Day when we could say goodbye to 2014,” Scott Wilson, Noah's father, said.

Last year was a tough one because of Noah's diagnosis of an aggressive form of cancer known as Ewing's sarcoma hit the Olathe, KS, family from left field.

"The diagnosis in April was the hardest month of our lives," Wilson said.

Thankfully Noah is now in remission, but still has eight rounds of chemo and some radiation ahead.

“He will be a survivor, he'll beat this thing," Wilson said of his little fighter of a son.

Even through the hardest times, Noah kept his chin up, thanks in large part to his love for his favorite team. Video his parents took of Noah while in a hospital bed show just how important the Kansas City Royals are to him.

“My name is Noah Wilson and I will be your announcer for the Royals,” he says in the video before he starts going through the team's roster.

"It absolutely helped to watch the Royals in the hospital, it gave him something to take his mind off what was going on. Some of those times he was actually getting chemo during the games, so it gave him something to look forward to," said his mother Deb Wilson.

The family was blown away at the generosity of friends and perfect strangers who found a way to get them all to a World Series game.

Noah's favorite player, first baseman Eric Hosmer, personally stepped up to the plate. In October he gave Noah a shout out on Twitter:

“Thanks for my birthday sign #noahwilson. You are the man and can't wait to meet you one day from your biggest fan HOZ”

Hosmer followed that up with a personal Christmas video message to Noah.

“Take care and Happy Holidays bud,” Hosmer ended the message.

It's no real surprise, but one of Noah's big goals for 2015 is to meet Hosmer in person. He says he wants to see five games this year.

In between games, Noah would like to do the things that weren't possible last year, like visit a water park.

"I want to go on a Disney cruise," he added.

Noah and his family face a lifetime of cancer fear, so he'll have a scan every three months for a year, then once a year after that. But everyone is hopeful that it is game over for his cancer.

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