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WATCH: 4-year-old cancer survivor who went through chemo in a tiara meets Miss America

WATCH: 4-year-old cancer survivor who went through chemo in a tiara meets Miss America
Posted at 11:54 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 08:33:02-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A four-year-old cancer patient with a passion for tiaras and pageants got to spend some time with the country's newest pageant queen.

VCU pharmacy student Camille Schrier, the recently crowed Miss America, stopped by VCU Health Wednesday to catch up with Andi Otey, a Wilms Tumor survivor who, of course, was wearing a crown of her own.

"She's a trooper. She's been through a lot," Andi's mom said.

Andi survived a summer full of chemotherapy wearing crowns, pearls, and tiaras.

A true pageant fan, she also watched Camille win the Miss Virginia title, as well as her science experiment that helped her earn the Miss America crown.

"You watched the science experiment? 100 times? That's amazing. Do you like science? Do you think it`s fun? I think science is really fun too," Schrier asked.

While Andi was a little camera shy, her smile was proof that she'll remember the meeting for a long time.