CONOVER, NC (WBTV) - Storms loomed off in the distance Friday morning as Ms. Wilson prepared to escort the whole second grade class on a field trip.
Weather was an issue because no buses or cars would be used for transportation. Students armed with signs and chants only used their feet to travel the half mile to Kylie's house.
"Fight, fight Kylie, fight, fight!" students chanted and screamed as they walked. Teacher Kelli Wilson says she got the idea for a walking field trip after her students Kylie Xiong recently received her last chemotherapy treatment, and some good news. Kylie's hair will soon start to grow back but the cancer she fought so hard to beat doesn't stand much of a chance.
"The doctor says the chances of it coming back are very rare," says Mee Lee, Kylie's mother.
As a herd of chanting kids stormed up Kylie's street, she heard the noise and came outside. She removed her knitted cap to reveal a somewhat shocked face. Kylie didn't know the whole class she's missed since being out of school for months, was walking to her house to congratulate her.
Eventually, a toothy grin revealed itself but was coupled with a bit of a whine. As the classmates delivered their last round of hugs and well-wishes and turned to leave, Kylie buried her head in her mother's pants.
"You'll get to go back soon honey," said Lee.