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A royal struggle: Teen battling rare disease crowned homecoming queen
Updated: Thursday, October 31 2013, 10:48 PM EDT
AMHERST, Ohio --
By: Erica Mokay
Being crowned homecoming queen is a major milestone in a young woman's life. But this young Ohio woman's entire life has been made up of milestones.
"They had told us that Morgan was only going to live until -- if she was lucky -- until she was 5," said Morgan's mom, Michelle Stock.
From that moment on, Michael and Michele stock have watched their little girl fight a disease that never lets up.
"I just tell myself to wake up the next day," Morgan said.
At just 6 months old, Morgan Stock began her battle with Mucolipidosis, also known as I-cell disease.
Although she's smaller than an average 5-year-old, at 32 inches tall and 35 pounds, Morgan has made it far beyond her prognosis.
"She's a 17-year-old in a small body," said Michele.
There isn't a medicine that can help Morgan, and to date, there's no cure. So, life with the disease hasn't been easy.
"I just thank every God, every day she sits up and is like 'Mom, let's get up,'" said Michelle. "It's scary, it's scary."
The family is treating every tomorrow as a gift and turning each moment into a lasting memory.
Michael said, "Let her be happy today, and we will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes. If tomorrow does come."
On Sept. 20, on a football field not far from the Ohio Valley, Morgan was given the honor almost every teenage girl dreams of. She was crowned homecoming queen of Marion L. Steele High School.
"That crowd went crazy and your whole insides shook," said Michael.
"It was like a Cinderella story," Michele said. "It really was."
"It was just unbelievable that I was pushing my daughter across the field… I would never imagine anytime doing this with her," said Michael. "It was great; what a feeling."
"We sit and we talk and we know, we know we're never going to get to walk her down the aisle and we're never going to get to pick out that wedding dress or do special things," said Michele. "And it was something for us, I mean that was a big thing for me and her dad."
For Morgan, it's a major milestone simply put: she won.
Morgan visits the Ohio Valley on a regular basis and her grandparents, Dick and Pat Freeland, live in Smithfield, Ohio.
Michele and Michael said they know they won't have their daughter forever. So, while the do, they make a conscious effort to make sure Morgan feels like royalty each and every day.
Homecoming video: Courtesy Steele News LIVE