American Airways inducted its first particular wants flight attendant with a terminal sickness on Saturday morning in a shifting birthday celebration that helped 17-year-old Shantell “Princess” Pooser see her final dream come true.

The Midlands teen has Down Syndrome and in addition battles a collection of airway defects: laryngomalacia, tracheomalacia, and tracheobronchial malacia, her mom, Deanna Miller Berry, told WIS10.

Her situation started to worsen just a few years in the past, forcing mother and daughter to frequently fly to the Cincinnati Youngsters’s Hospital.

The 2 have already remodeled 57 flights and it was throughout these journeys that Pooser realized her dream

“She noticed the flight attendant and he or she was like, ‘Mommy, I need to be a flight attendant,'” Berry stated.

Docs lately stated there may be not rather more they’ll do for Pooser, who has already outlived their expectations, so an American Airways pilot got down to guarantee the teenager’s dream might change into a actuality.

On Saturday Pooser reported for her first day on the job on a aircraft crammed together with her family and friends.

Video footage posted to Berry’s Facebook page reveals Pooser proudly wearing her uniform, surrounded by her members of the family as they wait to board the aircraft.

So as to add to the momentous event, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin additionally joined the social gathering and a gifted pilot offered leisure by enjoying the piano, WIS10 famous.

The day of enjoyable was a welcome deal with for the household, who face the truth that Pooser’s airways are actually greater than 87 p.c obstructed, and served as a “dream come true” for the teenager, Berry stated.



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