Red, White, Blue and You Parade announces Grand Marshal

Emma Leger. (Source: City of Lake Charles)
Emma Leger. (Source: City of Lake Charles)

The City of Lake Charles has announced this year's Grand Marshal for the Red, White and You Parade, set for 6 p.m. on July 4 in downtown Lake Charles.

Seven-year-old Emma Leger will serve as Grand Marshal. She is a third grader at St. John Elementary. She was diagnosed with leukemia one year ago, and she has 17 months left of chemotherapy.

Emma's parent's Tracie and Paul Leger, say she is handling her treatments well.

"Emma is a selfless child who puts others first. I have met many people who have expressed how their lives have been touched by meeting Emma. She is a true hero," said Tracie, Emma's mother.

Her parents say she enjoys horses, singing, dancing, gardening, spending time with her two dogs and playing football with her brothers.

For more information on other Red, White Blue and You events, click HERE.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.