ASHTABULA, Ohio --A brave little girl, battling a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer was given an incredible honor tonight in Ashtabula.
Ten-year-old Oliviah Hall, who has been fighting Pineal Region Glioblastoma for just over a year, was crowned the honorary Homecoming Queen at Lakeside High School and for all Ashtabula County area schools.
“I was like oh my gosh,” said Oliviah.
The festivities Thursday night started with a parade lead by the Dragons Marching Band.
Then the Homecoming Court was introduced one by one on the football field, including Oliviah.
“It’s very special,” said Oliviah’s father Bryan Brown, “It’s another night to have her be a kid.”
The family recently learned that the cancer had returned and was spreading, but Bryan says Oliviah remains optimistic and upbeat about the future.
“It’s like here’s this little girl with this aggressive brain cancer and she never complains, she goes out of her way to put smiles on other peoples faces,” said Bryan.
As part of Homecoming weekend, Oliviah will also be recognized at Friday night football game and the dance on Saturday.
Over the past year, we've followed along as Oliviah became an FBI agent for a day and celebrated Father's Day on the Goodtime III. In August, she was a FOX 8 News Junior Reporter and covered a story at the Great Lakes Science Center. We were also there when 500 people came to her 10th birthday party.
Earlier this week, she walked the runway as part of the Cavs' "Big Shots and Little Stars" event.