Gatlinburg boy battling cancer returns home

Gatlinburg boy battling cancer returns home

Regen Morris (Source: Morris Family) Regen Morris (Source: Morris Family)

SEVIERVILLE (WATE) - A Gatlinburg boy battling cancer returned home on Friday night.

For months, 12-year-old Regen Morris has been fighting a rare brain cancer.

Regen gained notoriety because of the enormously popular "Rootin' for Regen" Facebook page.

Big crowds lined Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville to welcome him home.

They sported green, his favorite color, and waved big signs.

Regen had been receiving treatment at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis.

A recent MRI showed his tumors have shrank dramatically.

Regen's family said they're touched by the community support.

"You know, they have done things above and beyond what we could have asked. Just people that we know, people that we don't know. All the churches, the schools, the businesses have been incredible," said Dan Morris, Regen's dad.

On Saturday, "Runnin' for Regen,"a 5k charity race, is being held at the Riverstone Resort and Spa in Pigeon Forge at 8:30 a.m.

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