April 20, 2014

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9. Amherst seniors make classmate’s dream come true

Amherst High School seniors Aaron Soto and Morgan Stock were crowned Homecoming King and queen on Sept. 20. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Amherst High School seniors Aaron Soto and Morgan Stock were crowned Homecoming King and queen on Sept. 20. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

It was a story that was not supposed to happen, because the girl was not supposed to live.

But Morgan Stock proved all her doctors and their grim predictions to her parents that their severally disabled child would not live past age 5 wrong.

Morgan is now 17 and even with a host of medical problems – she is blind, can’t walk, has an enlarged liver and an underdeveloped valve in her heart – she lived out ever high school girl’s dream in 2013.

Amherst’s Marion L. Steele High School students named Morgan their homecoming queen.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the entire Steele stadium the Friday night in September when Morgan, who is just 31 inches tall, was carried to the field in the arms of a football player and was crowned homecoming queen.

It was an equally emotional moment for her parents and evidence that despite her challenges, their daughter is loved.

“The kids have always been wonderful with Morgan,” said her mother, Michele Stock. “They accept her.”