Miss Teen California International 2018
When my youngest sister Charlie was born, my life was forever changed. Charlie was born missing the left side of her heart, a rare congenital heart defect called Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). At just 10 years old, I quickly learned the true meaning of life. Living in a hospital was difficult, but watching my little sister fight to live, was even harder. If I could trade places with her or give her my own heart, I would do it in a heartbeat. Knowing she only has half of a heart, I will forever fight twice as hard for her!