Miss Amazing Pageant National Competition
June 30 - July 3, 2016
Elsie Carlson is a sweet, fun, talented 13 year old girl from New Haven, Connecticut. On April 16, she was named the Connecticut Miss Amazing Pageant Jr. Teen Queen.
Elsie was diagnosed with Landau Kleffner at age three. Landau Kleffner is a rare epilepsy syndrome that is characterized by near-constant subclinical seizures. That means that even though she is talking to you and dancing to her favorite songs, her brain is mis-firing in small seizures. These small seizures cause language processing issues, memory problems, fine motor skill weakness and can even cause the total loss of language in many children.
Elsie will raise awareness for epilepsy and Landau Kleffner at the Miss Amazing Nationals.
Elsie doesn't let her diagnosis define her! She loves to sing, dance, tell jokes, is a member of the Hamden Special Olympics Swim Team, and has cheered on the Connecticut Eagles Cheer Team for the past three years. She also loves dogs and likes to bake.
As a way to show off her abilities, work on some skills that needed strengthening and encourage her singing, Elsie's mom enrolled her in the Miss Amazing Pageant. Four months of singing lessons, makeup sessions, and girly dresses later, she is headed to Chicago to vie for the National Jr. Teen Miss Amazing crown.
Miss Amazing is in it's 10th year, and was started by a 13 year old girl in Omaha, Nebraska. This will be the fourth NATIONAL Miss Amazing Pageant.
To learn more about the pageant, click here!
Miss Amazing celebrates women and girls with disabilities by giving them a chance to build skills, make friends, create memories and build confidence. Elsie is already showing more confidence and poise since starting her Miss Amazing Journey.
By supporting her trip to Chicago, you are joining with us in helping Elsie to keep that smile going and confidence growing!
Thank you for your support!
Funds will be used to cover travel, accommodations and other expenses involved with the pageant.
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