It was a special moment for Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry at Monday night's City Council meeting.
4-year-old Landon Durbin was given a standing ovation when his grandfather, the mayor, named him as this month's City Council "Youth of the Month." Little Landon has battled stage 4 neuroblastoma the past few years. He endured 6 rounds of chemo, then surgery, then a bone marrow transplant, then more radiation and surgery, and earlier this year got to ring the bell at St. Louis Children's Hospital as being cancer free.
Landon will be starting kindergarten at St. Mary's School in Taylorville this fall.
Pictured are Landon's father Ty Durbin; Landon Durbin accepting his award; and Mayor Bruce Barry.