Make-A-Wish Foundation grants princess party for Iola girl

IOLA, Tex. (KBTX) - This time of year, families are hosting holiday parties complete with Santa and elves. But on Saturday afternoon in Iola, one little princess had the spotlight.

Dozens of community members in Iola came together to throw a princess party for Khloe Floyd, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"It pays to live in small towns, it really does because everyone gets together and pulls together and tries to make it an event and we're really grateful," said Khloe's mom, Lacy Floyd.

Khloe suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome. It's a neurological disorder that causes constant seizures.

"That's her main diagnosis, but she has several," said Floyd.

Khloe can no longer walk or speak on her own, and her illness leaves her more tired than the average nine-year-old. She even slept through the party, but her mom says it was truly a dream come true.

"If she was awake she would be happy. She loves to be around people laughing and enjoying themselves and it puts her in a good mood," said Floyd.