Being Courtney

https://www.news9.com/story/41095032/choctaw-student-with-down-syndome-chosen-for-be-beautiful-be-yourself-global-pageant?fbclid=IwAR0_B9QwZ_YNLwE40IkbaE5efi61hFJQXF0wEngm5RVzMxPsZlKcIaYsfTE 
40742706_1563544750752308_r.jpeg40742706_1563544792293419_r.jpeg40742706_1563544841847544_r.jpeg40742706_1563544888985051_r.jpeg40742706_156354491578682_r.jpegMy name is Courtney Gaines. I'm 16 years old. I'm active in church, I cheer, I participate in Special Olympics, I'm in JROTC, I am an Ambassador for girls and women with disabilities as a member of Girl Trek, ,which is the largest non-profit organization in the United States geared toward promoting healthy lifestyle choices for women on color. I have a diagnoses of Down Syndrome and I am preparing for a life of advocacy.

I have participated in the  Defying All Odds By Diversity pageant and really loved it! 

I have been selected to participate in the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself pageant hosted by Global Down Syndrome in Denver Colorado. This will occur in Denver on Saturday November 2nd, 2019.  We travel frequently and we need some help to get us to this event.

We/my family and I, are asking for help with 4 round trip tickets from Oklahoma City to Denver leaving Thursday October  31st and returning Sunday November 3rd. , hotel accommodations for 3 nights, a nice dress for the pageant and other incidentals. We are trying to get 4 family  members, including Courtney, to attend the event. We need at least 1 family member to attend the event with Courtney. Anything above and beyond $2,500 would be used for the other 2 family members.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has a donation page for all the models.  Global Down Syndrome is asking for $2,500 if you would like to sponsor Courtney through their site.  The $2,500 through their site goes directly to the Be Beautiful, Be Yourself pageant. What we are asking for here at Go Fund Me is $2,500 that will go directly to travel, hotel ect..... 

https://bebeautifulbeyourself.org/2019-bbby-models/

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated, thank you,

Donations ()

  • Brian Haynes  
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
  • Lisa Jackson 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Zellan Conley  
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

DeAnna North-Gaines 
Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK
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