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2nd Graders Rally Behind Injured Classmate By Making Get Well Cards

Cheyenne's desk in her 2nd grade class sits empty right now. But it's surrounded by little hands and big hearts expressing how much she's missed.

"I hope you get better soon. Love from Rhia," said classmate Rhiannon Eastham.

"This is a flower, that's the sun, that's the cloud and that's [Cheyenne]," said classmate Mae'Kia Johnigan pointing to the drawing on her card.

There were cards of promise and hope symbolized by a rainbow.  And get well messages that were sweet in more ways than one.

"That's a flower and that's a butterfly and that's another flower," said Rhiannon.

"[This is] Cheyenne holding a popsicle," said classmate Grace Richardson about her drawing.

"'Friends forever. I hope you get better soon,'" classmate Christopher Hamilton read from his card.

"[The students] wanted to make cards. And they're very sweet saying they're going to miss her and they want her to get better," Cheyenne's 2nd grade teacher Jody Johnson said.

Tuesday Cheyenne was coloring on some steps with her little brother moments before she was struck.

Lindale Police Chief Daniel Somes was one of the first on the scene.

"The reason she's such a hero to me is because as we were loading her into the helicopter she cried out to her mom and asked how her little brother was...because he was outside playing with her," said Chief Somes.

Her brother was not hurt, but Cheyenne may not be able to walk for another three to six months.

"I'd say I hope you feel better," said classmate Brianna Evans.

Seeing Cheyenne's bright smile again won't be hard to come by after getting these cards made  from the heart.

It wasn't just Cheyenne's class that made cards, but the entire 2nd grade at Wise Elementary School.

Chief Somes told us the family is humbly appreciative of all the prayers and well wishes for Cheyenne.

A fund has been set up in her name at any Southside Bank location.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

 

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