In June of 2019, Courtney “Coco” Johnson, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, after having leg pain in her left femur.
Since then, the 15-year-old has had two surgeries and more than a dozen chemotherapy sessions, which caused her to miss her first year of high school.
On March 24, Coco’s mother, April Danz, took to Twitter to share a feel good moment, which showed a nurse and specialist who worked with Coco during her stay at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), give the teen a Frozen themed sendoff after her final chemo treatment.
Who wants a feel good moment during this madness?? My sweet girl finished chemo today. pic.twitter.com/cckQtY6VrO
— April Danz (@momuses) March 25, 2020
“Who wants a feel good moment during this madness??” the mother wrote. My Sweet girl finished chemo today.”
Upon finishing her final chemo treatment at the CHLA, Coco was unable to have a big celebration that would normally occur after the final session due to the coronavirus. Instead, her friends, family, and community came together to host an amazing socially-distanced welcome home parade for the teen.
Actor Matthew Gillard, who is a family friend, attended the parade, and posted an emotional and heartwarming video to his Twitter feed.
People may need some goodness right now. Coco finished her last chemo treatment yesterday. 9 months later and Ewing sarcoma can SUCK IT! Our community threw an impromptu welcome home party for our favorite warrior. Leave a comment below…let her know how radical she is! #COCO pic.twitter.com/DEzpw9UF7c
— matthew lillard (@MatthewLillard) March 25, 2020
“People may need some goodness right now,” he wrote. “Coco finished her last chemo treatment yesterday. 9 months later and Ewing Sarcoma can SUCK IT! Our community threw an impromptu welcome home party for our favorite warrior.”
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t shed a tear or two during that video. It’s amazing to see communities rally and come together during times like these, and we’re so happy Coco received the welcome home party she deserved!