Photos: Children’s of Mississippi patients get visit from rodeo royaltyPublished on Monday, October 16, 2023Photos By: Melanie Thortis/ UMMC PhotographyJosi Johnson, queen of the Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association, was at home visiting Children’s of Mississippi patients Friday since she’s grown up with care at the state’s only children’s hospital. Born with the genetic condition Stickler Syndrome, the Decatur native is a barrel-racer and a freshman at East Central Community College. Joining her were Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and James Rasberry, Mississippi State Equine Association president.Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association Queen Josi Johnson of Decatur grew up with Children's of Mississippi care.From left, child life manager Cara Williams welcomes James Rasberry, Mississippi State Equine Association president; Gipson; and Johnson, queen of the Mid-South Little Britches Rodeo Association.Children's of Mississippi patient Antwon Coleman of Hermanville gets to see the chaps of Johnson as mom Diane Davis looks on.Johnson visits with Children's of Mississippi patient Tasia Freeman of Vicksburg as mom Shanequia Montgomery looks on.Gipson gives Children's of Mississippi patients a thumbs up during a visit to the state's only children's hospital Friday.Children's of Mississippi patient Simon Johnson of Petal smiles while coloring with his mom Jo Ann McNair. Johnson gives Children's of Mississippi patient Tasia Freeman of Vicksburg an autographed photo. Looking on is Tasia's mom Shanequia Montgomery.