Molly's Kids: Teen fighting rare disease surprised over the weekend

Molly's Kids: Teen fighting rare disease surprised over the weekend

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Fun little update...

Remember Maddie Holliday? She and her brother, Cooper, are #MollysKids, both fighting different uphill medical battles. I wrote about them nine days ago >> click here for the story.

After that post I found out Maddie has been positively influencing an entire pageant of girls. I'm not even sure she knows the impact she has made.

Maddie has Behcet's Disease, an invisible, auto-immune condition. She has spent lots of time in the hospital. She said she often felt like an outsider from other girls because of the disease.

Hopefully what happened this past weekend is making her feel better.

Girls from Miss Shelby and Miss Shelby Outstanding Teen reached out after reading the post. They wanted to do something for Maddie.

They already knew her from visiting Levine Children's Hospital. They'd met there and stayed in touch.

So... this weekend some of the girls surprised Maddie at her house by decorating her yard in purple, her favorite color.

They said they know how often Maddie is stuck inside, and wanted to bring the party to her.

Maddie was all smiles.

There you go. Another reminder that selfless acts, no matter how small, can make BIG changes.

Happy Monday.

Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page.  It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way.  For years Molly has followed the stories of dozens of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) here: