My daughter Samantha Ray is eight years old and has Down syndrome. She is the most amazing and motivated child I know. She recently entered the Miss Amazing Pagent for young women with disabilites ages five to thirty five. She was required to participate only in the evening gown portion of the pagent because she is young. Family and friends said she would never be able to walk across the stage due to either fear or anxiety. Were they surprised when she held her head high and walked across that stage waving to everyone in the audience with a smile from ear to ear. She was beautiful inside and out. She was able to overcome her fears and wow them all. Next year she would like to participate again but this time she wants to enter the talent portion of the pagent. She wants to do a Hannah Montanna routine as Miley Cyrus is her favorite singer. I hope she continues to reach for her dreams and continues to reach for the sky.