Family, neighbors welcome home 10-year-old boy who underwent brain surgery

WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Star Wars filled celebration served as a welcome home parade and belated birthday party for 10-year-old Alex Skumpya from Warminster, Bucks County.

Skumpya was excited to finally be home after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor.

"I'm excited because it's a surprise, I have multiple surprises today," the fourth grader said.

Saturday was filled with an outpouring of love, including a honk parade that brought out friends, family, and local law enforcement.

Skumpya had been experiencing migraines for more than six months.

The fourth grader was admitted into CHOP back in early September.

An MRI revealed he had a tumor and has undergone four separate operations.

"It was really hard because with COVID family couldn't visit," said his mother Jennifer Coleman.

Coleman says she's thankful it was a benign tumor but adds it still caused a lot of problems for Skumpya because it was near his pituitary gland.

While he still has a long road ahead in terms of recovery, Skumpya's family says they're just happy to have him home.

"I don't have to sleep by myself and I really missed him a lot," said little brother Erik Skumpya.

A celebration this little fighter and big-time Action News fans will never forget.
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