American Airlines names teen with Down syndrome honorary flight attendant

Shantell "Shannie" Pooser, 18, who has a respiratory disease and Down syndrome, always wanted to become a flight attendant, and her wish finally came true.
1:40 | 08/02/19

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tray tables. Someone very special clearing you for takeoff. Shantell "Shannie" Pooser is 18. She has always dreamed of being a flight attendant. Here she is in the airport, getting a hug, face-to-face with this American airlines worker. And here she is with flight crew. Her mother with the pilot behind her. She knew so many at the airline, because this was the flight she had taken so often for medical treatment. She has down syndrome and a respiratory disease. And a surprise was coming. This was the moment her dream they named her honorary flight attendant. Thank you for your enjoy your night. Reporter: It was shannie helping everyone prepare for the flight. The airline documenting the moment. And when it came time to serve the snacks, shannie's smile, even better than what she was serving. Her smile will just light up a room. She has so much joy. Reporter: And listen to the captain talking about shannie talking about three flight attendants. Three of my finest flight attendants. Thank you for joining us on this special day. Welcome aboard. Reporter: She left that flight with that smile. And tonight, her family says it has powered her through surgery at the Cincinnati children's hospital. She is recovering tonight. There you go, girl. Reporter: And her mother is grateful for that surprise onboard that flight. It's important to celebrate her now. She needs to see the love and support that she has. Reporter: From that American airlines crew, from the passengers, and from her family who wanted to make sure one day shannie got her wings. We are pulling for you, shannie, and many flights ahead, I'm sure. I'm Attention Parents:

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