Kayla Nunnery was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma last year. Today she's not thinking about that.
Instead, she's thinking pink.
A 1984 spartan firetruck from the Bluffton Township Fire Department near Hilton Head, SC was purchased for Kayla to help the efforts by her family and friends to bring awareness to Kayla's disease.
They say they aren't sure the reality that the truck is named after her has sunk in - but Kayla seems to like the truck. I was like wow! It's pink.", Kayla said.
Kayla's father is happy to be here for this special day with his daughter.
"This is probably the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time especially having so many people come together and be here for my daughter"
Jonathan Smith, a friend of Kayla's family, took out a $2,500 loan to pay for the fire truck. He knew this would be a worthwhile cause but he still had that dark cloud of having to pay back that money over his head. Then, there was a surprise.
Steve McKinley who is the batallion chief of the Bluffton Fire Department presented Jonathan with a check for 2500 dollars - the amount smith paid for the truck. They now owned the "Kayla" free and clear. Smith was overcome with emotion.