California girl with Down syndrome enjoys being flight attendant for the day

December 20, 2018 Updated: December 20, 2018

Many girls dream of becoming a flight attendant when they grow up. It’s one way to see the world, and the stewardesses look lovely in their uniforms.

For one young woman who has Down syndrome, her wish came true when she was offered to experience a day in the life of a flight attendant.

Tracy Sharp, from Sacramento, California, always wondered what it would be like to be a flight attendant.

Southwest Airlines 发布于 2016年6月20日周一

Her wish came true the day she met Vicky Evans-heath.

Vicky was serving as a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines. Tracy met her on a flight from Texas to Sacramento, and the two got chatting.

Among the many things they spoke about, Vicky learned about Tracy’s love of flying and her dream of becoming a flight attendant.

Vicki Evans-heath 发布于 2012年9月17日周一

Vicky was so impressed by Tracy’s personality and warm smile that she came up with a plan.

After making the necessary arrangement with her superiors, Vicky invited Tracy to be her “assistant stewardess” on a flight with Southwest Airlines.

Tracy responded excitedly with a “yes!”

On the day of her job, Tracy looked quite the part. She was perfectly groomed and proudly wore her Southwest Airlines “wings.”

Donned in a smart red flight attendant suit complete with a name badge and bag, Tracy was ready to work.

Vicky welcomed Tracy and complimented the new assistant flight attendant on her neat appearance.

They started work immediately and she got to welcome the passengers on board.

Southwest Airlines went all out for her and decorated the plane with banners and balloons to make her feel welcome.

Tracy was seen later in the aisles checking on passengers.

Tracy’s parents were also on the flight and they were tremendously proud of their daughter. It was their anniversary and she had the opportunity to serve them each a glass of champagne.

Her dad, Terry Sharp, said “It’s just amazing what they’re doing for Tracy,” reports CBS Sacramento.

Her mom, Linda, said, “I just can’t believe that she gets the opportunity to do something she’s wanted to do.”

They were extremely grateful to Vicky, who made Tracy’s day, and to the staff of Southwest Airlines who put in the effort to make their daughter’s dream come true and give her an opportunity of a lifetime.

When asked how it feels to play a part in Tracy’s life, she said, “Oh, you’re going to make me cry,” Heath said. “I feel like I’m living my purpose driven life, and that’s huge.”

After the plane landed, the passengers and crew praised Tracy by giving her a hearty round of applause.

Watch the heartwarming video below


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