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Girl battling disease becomes real-life Cinderella for a day

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Jerrica Stone, left, and Jaden Gilbert, right, hold hands as Cinderella and Prince Charming. Jerrica Stone, left, and Jaden Gilbert, right, hold hands as Cinderella and Prince Charming.

It was a special dream come true for a terminally ill five-year old in Louisville, Kentucky.

Being a princess for a day was a wish she had back on Halloween.

With the help of students and teachers at Cochran Elementary School, Jerrica Stone became a real-life Cinderella for a day.

Wearing a sparkly gown, glass slippers, and a crown fit for a queen, Jerrica even had Prince Charming by her side. Her best friend Jaden Gilbert volunteered for the job.

Doctors say Jerrica is battling a deadly disease, and may only have a few weeks left to live. As time runs out, her body is failing.

Shannon Putman, a special education teacher at the kindergartener’s school, knew she wanted to make this a year to remember.

Students lined the halls as the prince and princess made their way through the school. Outside, a red carpet led to Cinderella’s carriage. With her parents by her side, for a second, time stood still.

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