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ETX children battling cancer get free day at amusement park

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Children battling cancer got a special treat Sunday, getting to go to a local amusement park for free.

Nellie's Catwalk for Kids took three East Texas girls to Fire Mountain in Tyler at no expense as part of a 30 day tour across the country.

The group pays for children with the disease to get a break from medical treatment and have a day of fun.

"With medical bills, it can be expensive for a family to go to Fire Mountain or the movies," said founder Nellie Krumlauf. "When NC4K can step in and take care of that, it can create so much smiles and the family doesn't have to worry about paying for it."

"They're out of the hospital, they're not taking medicine, they're being normal kids today," said Vicky Lusk, who's daughter participated. "Today they got to be normal kids."

The charity has been on the road for two weeks and has another two weeks to go. They will end their tour back in Ohio, where the organization is based.

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