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6-year-old cancer patient helps raise thousands for St. Jude

A Covington girl is fighting a rare form of brain cancer and her classmates are standing behind her and getting a little national recognition for their efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. A Covington girl is fighting a rare form of brain cancer and her classmates are standing behind her and getting a little national recognition for their efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

(WMC-TV) - A Covington girl is fighting a rare form of brain cancer and her classmates are standing behind her and getting a little national recognition for their efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Six-year-old Lucy Krull is a source of inspiration to just about everyone in Covington and Tipton County.

In fact on a perfect day for a tricycle ride, sweet little Lucy once again showed her determination.

"She's still working on her strength," said Lucy's mother Kate Krull. "She still has a ways to go, but just the fact that she (has) desire and energy to ride, it's awesome."

Lucy's friends at Tipton Christian Academy are raising money for St. Jude Children's Hospital by riding their tricycles.

School students say little Lucy is quite the cheerleader and a big reason for their giving.

"It's really special for us this year because last year, when they did the trike-a-thon, we were in the throes of treatment and were really wondering if Lucy would even be here to participate this year," Kate Krull said.

But Lucy put her helmet on and participated and because of that, her school is tops in the nation when it comes to money raised.

"Eighty-four hundred schools throughout the country and we're number one," said Tipton Christian Academy's Stephen Tynes.

Students at TCA have already raised nearly $19,000, that's well beyond the $15,000 goal, and they're continuing to ride and raise money for a worthwhile cause.

"We've lived it, and we know what it's like to leave a hospital where you've received millions of dollars of medical bills and you're never billed a dime," said Lucy's mother.

It's been four months since Lucy's last chemo treatment and her parents are hoping for a good report when they go back to St. Jude in April.

"This school, TCA, and really Covington and Tipton County have been awesome," said Lucy's father Erik Krull. "This is the most giving community. They have loved and supported us through this trial and have been there every step of the way."

Lucy's mom Kate is writing a blog about her progress. You can read her blog by clicking here.

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