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Little girl gets special day at UT College of Pharmacy

3:21 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
Meghan McCarty
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A nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and autism is a spelling bee champ, and now a young pharmacist in training.

Meghan McCarty has been dreaming of being a pharmacist for years and Tuesday that dream partially came true.

UT's College of Pharmacy showed Meghann around and let her practice being a pharmacist.

She recently won the school spelling bee at Dogwood Elementary.

When she's not busy spelling, reading or, doing homework, her mother says she keeps busy with another hobby.

"She has always wanted to be a pharmacist or a lawyer. She studies drugs everyday when she's not doing homework on her iPad. She'll look up drugs and their side affects and really all kinds of stuff and of course she quizzes her father and I everyday," said Tiffiany McCarty.

Meghan was born with cerebral palsy and autism.  Her mom says meghan was able to read letters and memorize words beginning when she was two years old.  Her parents say that is Meghan's superpower

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