Mikayla Holmgren - Miss MN USA

$5,811 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 19 months
I am an advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome. I love being on stage, mostly as a dancer. I choreograph my own dances. I am currently a student at Bethel University . I have spoken to both our state House and Senate for legistlation regarding Trisomies. 

I applied to the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant not knowing if I would be accepted. And, that is all I want...to be accepted.

Well, I am in. The cost was a little more than I was expecting. The money raised will go towards the entrance fee, gown, swimsuit, interview outfit, shoes, hair and makeup,  and other incidentals. 

I want the world to know that Down Syndrome does not define me. With your help, I can help break through walls.

I thank you so much in advance. I will keep you all informed on the progress.
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Three weeks to go and we have not met our goal. There are still things that we need to purchase to finish off this once in a life-time experience.
We will be submitted the final sponsor list soon. So if you donate more than $100, your name will in the program.
Let's show support for our Down Syndrome Community. Help Mikayla be a role model for so many little girls with Down Syndrome. To show our society what real inclusion looks like. That those with special needs have the same hopes and dreams.
Mikayla is Dreaming Big Without Limits...
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Counting the days down....
During Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I will be asking for help to reach my goal. By supporting me, you are helping the Down Syndrome community to continue leaning towards inclusion. By me being a part of this, I am giving hope to other families and for young people to reach for their goals...to show society that inclusion works.
I am Dreaming Big Without Limits....
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Seven More Weeks!!!

Life has been busy lately, with studying, practicing on the dance team and starting my internship at the Children's Museum in St. Paul. But, it is about to get busier as I prepare for the Pageant.

I am falling short financially. I still have items that need to be paid for...Nails, Hair and Makeup, Alterations, and numerous other miscellaneous items that seem to pop up.

This is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
So, I am looking for donations of $21 during the month of October to represent my 21st chromosome x3!

Also, check out my story at www.becauseicanonline.com and enter a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets for the pageant weekend.
Best Buddies Leadership Conference 2017
Bethel University Dance team
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8 weeks until the Miss Minnesota Pageant!!!
Please help me reach my goal.
If you know of anyone who is willing to be a nail sponsor, have them get ahold of me! They can either donate $$ to help cover the cost, or it can be a salon near me that can donate. Thanks
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Dayle Ciampa Goldstein
17 months ago
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Always follow your dreams! Good luck Mikayla in your Miss Minnesota USA Pageant!

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Destinee
10 months ago

Family and Friends. I know this is a long shot I really do but since the holidays are around the corner and the feeling of love and giving is in the air I have a request. I am trying to raise money to help start my own home business. If you want to take the time to read this link then thank you ! If not, no hard feelings. Thank you for your time ! https://www.gofundme.com/averys-new-adventure-in-life

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Alisa Gross
10 months ago

You are beautiful Mikayla. Don’t let anyone not tell you that your not beautiful. You rock girl

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Shabine Germain
10 months ago

Hello my name is Shabine and I am so very happy and proud of your accomplishments. You have inspired me to write a book depicting Down syndrome in a positive light. The world needs to know that someone with Down syndrome can indeed accomplish their dreams and goals. My book called the Esteem princess Chronicles: Ariah and the cure depicts exactly that. Check it out on publishizer; search for The Esteem Princess Chronicles. Or on Facebook page of The Esteem Princess Chronicles. It would be an honor to get your review and feedback! You can also find me on Facebook by the name Shabine Germain Ps: I will make a donation this weekend to your cause. Hope to hear from you.

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Shelley J. Felicilda
12 months ago

Because I Can is honored to feature Mikayla's Story. You rock, Mikayla. Get inspired by her message and check out her Featured Apparel throughout the month of October at: BecauseICanOnline.com

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Bernhard Lubinski
17 months ago

Hello, my Name is Bernhard Lubinski . Good luck for your future. This is also good for my son Jan . He has like you the down-Syndrom. Bernhard Lubinski Europallee 17 37079 Göttingen Germany

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Mary Willert
10 months ago

So happy for and Minnesota proud of you, Mikayla! The sky is the limit!

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Anonymous
10 months ago
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Mary DeVine
10 months ago

Good job claiming your space. Linda Phillips of Minnesota Central School Bus so proudly told me about your accomplishments.

Dayle Ciampa Goldstein
17 months ago
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Always follow your dreams! Good luck Mikayla in your Miss Minnesota USA Pageant!

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Destinee
10 months ago

Family and Friends. I know this is a long shot I really do but since the holidays are around the corner and the feeling of love and giving is in the air I have a request. I am trying to raise money to help start my own home business. If you want to take the time to read this link then thank you ! If not, no hard feelings. Thank you for your time ! https://www.gofundme.com/averys-new-adventure-in-life

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Alisa Gross
10 months ago

You are beautiful Mikayla. Don’t let anyone not tell you that your not beautiful. You rock girl

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Shabine Germain
10 months ago

Hello my name is Shabine and I am so very happy and proud of your accomplishments. You have inspired me to write a book depicting Down syndrome in a positive light. The world needs to know that someone with Down syndrome can indeed accomplish their dreams and goals. My book called the Esteem princess Chronicles: Ariah and the cure depicts exactly that. Check it out on publishizer; search for The Esteem Princess Chronicles. Or on Facebook page of The Esteem Princess Chronicles. It would be an honor to get your review and feedback! You can also find me on Facebook by the name Shabine Germain Ps: I will make a donation this weekend to your cause. Hope to hear from you.

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Shelley J. Felicilda
12 months ago

Because I Can is honored to feature Mikayla's Story. You rock, Mikayla. Get inspired by her message and check out her Featured Apparel throughout the month of October at: BecauseICanOnline.com

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Bernhard Lubinski
17 months ago

Hello, my Name is Bernhard Lubinski . Good luck for your future. This is also good for my son Jan . He has like you the down-Syndrom. Bernhard Lubinski Europallee 17 37079 Göttingen Germany

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