Meridian teen walks the red carpet

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A local teenager was welcomed by a huge crowd on the red carpet Tuesday night.

13-year-old Kaydence Patton suffers from a heart condition, but has always dreamed of being an actress.

The Make-A-Wish foundation helped her to land a role on ABC’s The Rookie." The show aired at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A big crowd of family and friends gathered to see her in action during a viewing party at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.

"So our national celebrity team really did work together and with ABC and with Disney in order to make this wish happen. We were excited they were looking for a wish kid. And we were excited that out of all the states, Mississippi had the wish kid to offer,” says Vera Johnson, Make–A-Wish director of program services.

Hear from Kaydence and her family Wednesday on Newscenter 11.