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Covington residents stand behind five-year-old fighting cancer

By Justin Hanson - bio | email

COVINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - One Mid-South city and its residents are standing united behind five-year-old Lucy Krull and her family. 

Krull is fighting the battle of her life.

"The morning of her surgery, we had it in our hearts to get the word out for people to pray for Lucy," said friend Emily Peyton Cook.

Two weeks ago, Krull was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called medulloblastoma. 

Since the diagnosis, hundreds of residents in her hometown of Covington have come together to show their support. 

"There's nothing like friends, nothing like special children, and this community will do whatever it takes to get this little baby better," said family friend Laura Dawson.

From mailboxes to the front of churches, a local florist has tied over three and a half miles of pink and purple bows in honor of Lucy.

Last Friday, hundreds turned out for a special prayer service for the five-year-old.

"People from Florida are calling and ordering bows and they don't even know her," Cook said.

Lucy's survival story has even touched children and adults in Lakeland.  School kids filmed a happy birthday and get well message for Lucy earlier this week.

Residents have even designed t-shirts supporting "Go Lucy Go."

"We believe, Lucy, that God is going to heal you and I feel like a lot of people in our community feel that Lucy's going to be healed," said Zach Cook.

Covington residents are also organizing a bake sale and a 5K in support of Lucy.

To read more about Lucy's progress, click here.

To visit the Go Lucy Go Facebook page, click here

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