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Greenville firefighter battling cancer given large homecoming

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First responders escorted Caleb home through Greenville on Sunday. First responders escorted Caleb home through Greenville on Sunday.
Caleb Harvell is a 19-year-old Greenville fighter recently diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer. Caleb Harvell is a 19-year-old Greenville fighter recently diagnosed with aggressive form of cancer.
Residents came out to support Caleb on his way home. Residents came out to support Caleb on his way home.
MUHLENBERG CO., KY (WFIE) -

A Greenville firefighter, who is battling an aggressive cancer and was given a 15 percent chance of survival, awoke to great news on Sunday. He was going home.

The community of Greenville gave him quite the homecoming. He was given a personal escort through town by first responders.

Caleb Harvell, the 19-year-old energetic Greenville firefighter, who was told a few weeks ago he had testicular cancer, as well as tumors throughout his body, was released from Baptist Health Madisonville Sunday.

Caleb's doctors administered radiation and chemo, and surprisingly, the tumors shrank so much the doctors felt Caleb could be released from the hospital.

First responders, including many Greenville firefighters, welcomed Caleb back home by personally escorting him through Downtown Greenville.

"Truly an inspiration and he's such an inspiration to everyone of us. I think he actually keeps all of us going," said Echo Browning, a fellow firefighter.

14 News will continue to keep you updated on Caleb's fight to be cancer free.  

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