Local girl battling cancer gets huge surprise from classmates

FOX 5's Bob Barnard reports.

- A local girl battling cancer got a big surprise when, out of the blue, the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department showed up at her house.

FOX 5 news cameras were there as the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department surprised 6-year-old Chloe Williams with a ride to school in the front seat of their fire truck.

"This is amazing. This is more than I could have imagined, I mean they've showed us love from the very beginning," said Chloe’s mom.

Chloe was greeted curbside by her classmates at Benjamin D. Foulois Creative & Performing Arts Academy on Friday. Chloe is a first grader at the school. She’s been battling brain and spinal cord cancer since she was two.

"You know she's been fighting for so long... since 2012.  We're just praying that Chloe is going to beat this thing," said Maurice Williams, Chloe’s father.

"I'm just grateful for each and every moment and we're definitely trying to maximize the days and just enjoy them and have fun to the fullest," explained Aneesah Williams, Chloe’s mother.

Benjamin D. Foulois Creative & Performing Arts Academy planned a special day for Chloe. After was she pulled up in the fire truck, she was wheeled to the school gymnasium where a surprise pep rally waiting.

The Largo High School marching band and dancers were just a few of the groups there to help bring Chloe’s spirits up.

"We have to celebrate Chloe every single day for never giving up that fight.  In the two years that I have known Chloe... she has proven time and time again to be an incredibly special girl... with such a spirit... a fire... that she will never ever give up," Chloe’s principal, Matthew McCrea explained.

It was a day full of love, fun and surprises for Chloe and her family.

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