MIDLAND - The red, white, and blue balloons soared above the Parker Elementary playground on Thursday afternoon, all to celebrate one girl.
Josie Nunez won her battle against brain cancer.
The school rallied to raise more than $50,000 over the past two years to help Josie and her family.
She returned to school on Thursday for the first time.
Josie's teachers, parents, and friends kept the homecoming celebration a secret and surprised her.
Josie also said she's excited and happy to be back home, because she has so many fun things to do.
Her dad is also building her a playground to celebrate.