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Charlotte Wells runs down her driveway, which is covered in positive messages written in yellow chalk to celebrate her last day of chemotherapy.

Childhood interrupted for East County girl

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Charlotte Wells runs down her driveway, which is covered in positive messages written in yellow chalk to celebrate her last day of chemotherapy.

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Charlotte Wells celebrates her last day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Charlotte Wells celebrates her last day of chemotherapy.

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The past two years have brought (back) Matt, Madison, Rachel, (front) Savannah and Charlotte Wells closer as a family.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

The past two years have brought (back) Matt, Madison, Rachel, (front) Savannah and Charlotte Wells closer as a family.

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Matt, Madison, Rachel, Savannah and Charlotte Wells celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Matt, Madison, Rachel, Savannah and Charlotte Wells celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy.

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Rachel Wells takes video as her daughter Charlotte Wells is in shock from the surprise appearance of emergency medical service vehicles and firetrucks at her parade to celebrate her final day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Rachel Wells takes video as her daughter Charlotte Wells is in shock from the surprise appearance of emergency medical service vehicles and firetrucks at her parade to celebrate her final day of chemotherapy.

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Charlotte Wells can't believe emergency medical services vehicles and firetrucks are coming down her street.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Charlotte Wells can't believe emergency medical services vehicles and firetrucks are coming down her street.

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Charlotte Wells rings a cowbell as the parade continues.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Charlotte Wells rings a cowbell as the parade continues.

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Rachel Wells cheers as her daughters Charlotte and Savannah Wells and Ashlie Fulmer watch firetrucks drive by to celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy. The emergency service vehicles were a surprise for Charlotte.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Rachel Wells cheers as her daughters Charlotte and Savannah Wells and Ashlie Fulmer watch firetrucks drive by to celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy. The emergency service vehicles were a surprise for Charlotte.

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Savannah, Matt, Charlotte and Rachel Wells cheer as family and friends start to pass their house in a parade.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Savannah, Matt, Charlotte and Rachel Wells cheer as family and friends start to pass their house in a parade.

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Matt and Charlotte Wells wave to family and friends as they pass in their cars.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Matt and Charlotte Wells wave to family and friends as they pass in their cars.

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Lindsay Markun shows the signs she made with her children Mason and Olivia to celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Lindsay Markun shows the signs she made with her children Mason and Olivia to celebrate Charlotte Wells' last day of chemotherapy.

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Charlotte Wells runs as family and friends try to spray her with silly string from their cars.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Charlotte Wells runs as family and friends try to spray her with silly string from their cars.

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Lillian Chandler and ReAnn Kolbe cheer for Charlotte Wells while standing out of the sun roof of a car.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Lillian Chandler and ReAnn Kolbe cheer for Charlotte Wells while standing out of the sun roof of a car.

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Rachel Wells cheers as family and friends pass by. "It's surreal," she says about celebrating her daughter Charlotte's last day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Rachel Wells cheers as family and friends pass by. "It's surreal," she says about celebrating her daughter Charlotte's last day of chemotherapy.

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Cristina McCrone cheers with her sons Christopher and Lucas McCrone and Landen Chandler. "We love you Charlotte," Cristina McCrone says.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Cristina McCrone cheers with her sons Christopher and Lucas McCrone and Landen Chandler. "We love you Charlotte," Cristina McCrone says.

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Michael Ryan prepares to spray silly string while his mother, Lindsey, holds up a sign that says 'Charlotte brave and strong.'

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Michael Ryan prepares to spray silly string while his mother, Lindsey, holds up a sign that says 'Charlotte brave and strong.'

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Eva Dyer holds up a sign while going through the parade.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Eva Dyer holds up a sign while going through the parade.

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Jessica Chmielarski shows off the sign she made for Charlotte Wells, who is celebrating her last day of chemotherapy.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Jessica Chmielarski shows off the sign she made for Charlotte Wells, who is celebrating her last day of chemotherapy.

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Danielle, Emma and Chase Avery give Charlotte Wells a sign they made her calling Wells a fighter for battling cancer the past two years.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Danielle, Emma and Chase Avery give Charlotte Wells a sign they made her calling Wells a fighter for battling cancer the past two years.

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Amanda Chandler and Camryn and ReAnn Kolbe open confetti poppers.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Amanda Chandler and Camryn and ReAnn Kolbe open confetti poppers.

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Devon, Makayla and Colby McFarland watch as their mom, Megan, throws a water balloon at Charlotte Wells.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 |

Devon, Makayla and Colby McFarland watch as their mom, Megan, throws a water balloon at Charlotte Wells.

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