Kinzie Frey was admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Boston on Oct. 29, and as a result, she wasn't able to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating in her neighborhood, explained her mother, Holly Bosse.
Frey was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer that starts in early nerve cells, in July 2015, and was found to have "no evidence of disease" in November of last year. The 7-year-old has been receiving antibody treatments to ensure her cancer does not return, and those treatments led to Frey developing severe pneumonia and para-influenza, which put her in the hospital.
"She was so sick, and we were just scared for her life that week," Bosse said. "It was a lot scarier that she knows."
Frey was discharged last week, and on Sunday, her community joined forces to help the young girl celebrate the holiday she missed. Bosse's sister, Heather Pulkkinen, led the Halloween "rewind," and over 20 houses on Frey's street opened their doors so the young girl could go trick-or-treating. Many people dressed up, and kids accompanied Frey on her journey from door to door.
"It was magical," Bosse said. "Kinzie said it was the best Halloween she had ever had."
Frey herself went dressed as Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was a great fit for her, Bosse said.
"She's a complete fireball," she explained. "Her first words were, 'Do it by my own' and she has always had the attitude that she can do anything."