COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) American Airlines inducted its first flight attendant with special needs and terminal illness over the weekend.
Shantell “Princess” Pooser, 17, lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and is battling a series of airway defects.
When her condition took a turn for the worse, Princess and her mother began flying back-and-forth to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
“She saw the flight attendant and she was like, ‘Mommy, I want to be a flight attendant.”
A pilot with American Airlines found out, and set out to make that dream a reality.
On Saturday, the airline organized a birthday party for Princess, giving her a uniform and filling a plane with family and friends.