Little girl hits big screen

Little girl hits big screen
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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 3:22pm

8-year-old cancer patient becomes a Weather Channel anchor for a day thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

(WXIA) If you turned to the Weather Channel Thursday, you saw that the star of the network was not a new storm or a dangerous weather system but a 4-foot tall little girl, far from home, and living her dream on live television.

The Weather Channel revolved around Sophia, an 8-year-old cancer patient on Thursday. She took over the entire building, every employee wore her name, every screen was filled with her. Sophia has her own studio, green room, elevator and even some personalized swag -- she was definitely the main event.

She traveled all the way from Seattle for her magic day which was made possible by the Make a Wish Foundation. Sophia is battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumor discovered behind her eye. Although Sophia has endured grueling, punishing treatment, she has not lost her passion which is weather.

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