— April Danz (@momuses) March 25, 2020
Courtney “Coco” Johnson and her family had enough on their plates before the COVID-19 outbreak began.
The 15-year-old has been battling Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, since June 2019. But even during a pandemic, she and her loved ones found a reason to celebrate. On March 24, Coco finished her last round of chemotherapy! On the drive back to her Los Angeles home, she was greeted with a sight that brought tears to her eyes.
Actor John Krasinski asked his fans to share some good news, and April Danz had the perfect response!
“My daughter, Coco, finished her final chemo treatment yesterday, and our friends had a surprise social distancing welcome home parade for her!” she wrote on Twitter.
In a video, we see more than 70 people lining their street, holding up signs, balloons, and streamers as they cheer for the teen.
Many of them clap and wave from their cars, which they decorated for the occasion. While they couldn’t get close to each other or Coco, who is especially vulnerable to COVID-19, their gesture wrapped her in a warm collective hug.
“She couldn’t believe what they had done for her,” April told TODAY.
Even Krasinski chimed in to welcome her home, saying the parade was “one of the greatest things I’ve seen.”
What a beautiful way to celebrate this milestone! We’re so glad she has such a loving, supportive community around her.
Watch Coco’s heartwarming drive home in the video above, and congratulate her by sharing the joy. For more stories of love and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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