Stories like these are in the news enough. It brings even more joy when it involves a family in the Rockford area.

10-year-old Emmalyn Freeze of Mount Morris is battling Chiari malformation, which the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines as "a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal." She's currently in New York to undergo her 28th brain surgery. Despite the circumstances, she carries a smile on her face. That smile isn't just because Chris Pratt took some time out of his day to say hi to her, either. But yes Chris Pratt did spend a moment with Emmalyn giving her Lego Man 2 toys and genuinely enjoy time with her. Oh, and it was the day before her 10th birthday.

This isn't Emmalyn's first encounter with a celebrity, she's shared her beautiful big names, too. Here is a photo of her with Chris Pratt and here are pics of her with other notable names.


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