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Middle school surprises classmate battling cancer for the second time

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Bre'Shauna getting a ride from an NFL player during Friday's event (Source: KLTV Staff) Bre'Shauna getting a ride from an NFL player during Friday's event (Source: KLTV Staff)
Students walk around school to support their classmate (Source: KLTV Staff) Students walk around school to support their classmate (Source: KLTV Staff)
Friday's event was all a surprise for Bre'Shauna (Source: KLTV Staff) Friday's event was all a surprise for Bre'Shauna (Source: KLTV Staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On March 17, a 12-year-old Tyler girl was told by doctors she had only a few days to live. Bre'Shauna Washington was determined to stay in school despite taking chemotherapy treatments. Friday, Boulter Middle School surprised Bre'Shauna with a day of honor.

Taking a walk in Her Shoes is what Friday was all about for students. They're standing behind sixth grader Bre'Shauna and her fight to beat cancer.

"Today is a celebration of me, I guess, and it feels great," Washington said.

Bre'Shauna has been out of school for the past week getting much needed rest, so this was all a surprise.

"Today, means a lot to me because it's just showing the support and love and Bre'Shauna has, not only from her school, but from the whole community," said Bre'Shauna's mother TyRhonda Sherfield. "It's uplifting to her, so it means a lot to her as well."

Two years ago, Bre'Shauna was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma. After missing most of her fifth grade year and rounds of intense chemotherapy, it seemed she was well on her way to being cancer-free until doctors found another mass a couple months ago.

"The most important thing is she has her faith and that's what's keeping her going through all of this," Sherfield said.

We asked Bre'Shauna if she was excited to return back to school next week.

"Yes, yes. It just depends. I need my rest though," Washington said.

TyRhonda Sherfield says her daughter has good and bad days, but days like Friday motivate her to keep fighting. Her strength has been motivation for her classmates.

"You are a beautiful, bright, strong girl and I know you're going to make it past this cancer," said sixth grader Platinum Easter. "I know you're going to be strong."

The 12-year-old was reminded Friday that she is not alone.

"We're going to just support her, cheer her on, give her love, and just keep her in our prayers," said Boulter Middle School principal Rodney Curry. "We want her to know that she has a ton of support aside from her family."

Though Bre'Shauna has missed some school this year she still managed to keep her grades up and was inducted into the National Junior Honor's Society Thursday night.

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