Kit Steinkellner
October 04, 2015 10:42 am

15-year-old Autumn Sullivan  desperately wanted to attend her high school’s homecoming.  Unfortunately, Autumn, who is currently battling cancer, was stuck in the hospital on the day of the Thomas Jefferson High School homecoming. As KETV 7 reports, a group of sweetheart classmates took it upon themselves to bring homecoming to Autumn at the hospital, with a touching Autumn-themed pep rally.

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According to her friends, a personalized pep rally is exactly what awesome Autumn deserves.

“She’s got a great personality and [she’s] very positive all the time,” one classmate told KETV

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Autumn’s friends, accompanied by the TJ high school cheerleaders chanted the cheer “F-I-G-H-T, fight, Autumn, fight,” and Autumn’s face broke into the loveliest smile (and a few totally-understandable tears) when she looked out the window and saw her classmates approach with banners and cheers custom-designed just for her.

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As the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (AKA Autumn’s hospital) reported on their Facebook page, Autumn’s response to the surprise pep rally was that she (in her own words) was “Shocked… in a good way.” One of Autumn’s nurses said “This is the happiest I’ve ever seen her.”

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We are so glad that Autumn’s thoughtful classmates went the extra mile to make this homecoming special for their sick classmate. This is exactly what school spirit should look like- students coming together to help each other out, and celebrating their caring community.

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