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Students Spread Holiday Cheer To Classmate Battling Brain Tumors

A little girl battling recurring brain tumors got the suprise of her life on Wednesday when hundreds of well-wishers showed up to put her in the holiday spirit.

They came by the busload, five buses full in fact, 300 White Oak Middle School students and singers unloaded on the front lawn to bring a smile to the face of a very sick little girl.

It was a surprise for their schoolmate, Tori Meier, who is battling a second round of brain tumors.

These elves didn't come empty handed. They brought a tree and all the trimmings.

"Every single one of our students has made a star and a lot of people are thinking about Tori and wishing her well," said Tracy Ray with White Oak Middle School. "We also hung bells and flowers to symbolize how proud we are of your strength and determination."

And while they decked the branches, they sang -- 300 voices bringing hope for a new day for Tori and her family.

"This is amazing it's absolutely wonderful," said Jessica Mapuranga, Tori's mom.

Tori's brother, Curtis, made the trek to the top of the tree to place the star on top for his sister, who's fight will continue this Christmas.

"To see them come out like this, I know for her it's overwhelming to see all these people, to have this much love is just awesome at this time of year. It means a lot to us," said Mapuranga.

That's not all.

White Oak Middle School is setting up a Web cam in their lunch room so Tori can eat a virtual lunch with her friends at school.

FOX19.com staff

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