Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Oct. 9 newspaper on Page A6.
JACKSON — Back in August, a young lady who is battling with a disease called “Moyamoya” was crowned an honorary princess.
Mallori Wills, 8, was crowned an “honorary princess” by the 2019 Jackson County Fair Queen and Court during a small celebration at the Jackson County Extension Center.
Queen Madison Callahan and her court were present for the crowning. The royalty also gave Wills a sash, just like the ones they wear, that had her honorary title and name on it.
Wills’ mother, Megan, told The Courier that her daughter, Mallori, suffers from a disease known as “Moyamoya.” The disease is a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain in an area called the basal ganglia.
“She often has strokes and many other complications,” explained Megan. “She is a patient at Columbus Children’s Hospital, where they did a re-vascularization procedure on her brain.”
In addition to being crowned honorary princess, Wills received a trip to Disney World through Make-A-Wish. The organization helps grant the wishes of children with illnesses.
Since then, Wills has been traveling with the Jackson County Fair Royalty visiting festivals around the state of Ohio. Wills even rides on the float in parades and goes to teas as well, all while making new friends and memories.