HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - An eighth grader at Mountain Gap School in Huntsville received the movie star treatment Monday -- and rightfully so.
Sophie Courson turned the corner into the lunchroom and suddenly found herself on a red carpet. The non-profit group Magic Moments is sending Sophie on a trip to Hollywood. She and her family will attend the Teen Choice Awards in August.
Sophie smiled, cried a few tears, and started hugging everyone in sight. She was excited -- well, that's an understatement.
"So many emotions. Happiness, excitedness, shaking a lot, thankful for everyone in my life, and just so surprised," she said.
Magic Moments specializes in making wishes come true for Alabama's most seriously ill children. Sophie was born with spina bifida but has a strong will and spirit and doesn't let her daily challenges stop her. She is also blessed to have tremendous support from her loving family and friends.
Sophie is active in the community helping with awareness and fundraising, supporting the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama's annual Huntsville Bowl-A-Thon.
Sophie, congratulations! You deserve this wonderful honor and we're thrilled for you and your family!