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First Baptist students surprise girl with special send-off before her last chemo treatment

Rachel (R) and her mother, Lisa, ringing the bell after he final chemo treatment. (Provided/Amy Stevens)

Elementary students at First Baptist School in Charleston surprised a friend with a special send-off Wednesday.

Rachel, a fifth grader at First Baptist, was diagnosed with leukemia as a second grader.

"Keep your head up, and be positive and never, never ever go negative. If you do it's gonna be a lot harder," said Rachel of her battle with leukemia.

Wednesday, as she was leaving school early for her final chemotherapy treatment, school mates surprised her by lining the hallways to all wish her well before her big appointment.

"I felt like it was almost the whole school - I think it was the whole school basically. I was like 'oh my gosh they're all supporting me'. I was amazed by how many people were out there," said Rachel.

Wednesday, Rachel rang the ceremonial bell at MUSC, signifying the end of her treatment. Watch that video embedded below, or CLICK HERE to watch it on YouTube if you're having trouble viewing it on your phone.


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