17-Year-Old Won't Let Down Syndrome Stop Her Dreams
Karrie Brown is a 17 year old with big dreams as well as Down syndrome. One of those dreams was to be a model. Karrie can now check that goal off her list thanks to her mother Sue, social media and her own self-confidence!
Karrie's story started with a post to Facebook that her mother made of Karrie in a new outfit. Many of Sue's friends responded as to how well the clothes looked on her daughter. Everyone wanted to know where the outfit came from. The clothes were from Karrie's favorite store Wet Seal's curvy collection. Her mother also mentioned Karrie's dream of being a model for the brand. Everyone urged her to pursue her dream! As a result Sue set up a Facebook page called "Karrie Brown - Modeling the Future" to get Wet Seals attention.
It took just one day for the business to contact the Browns. They told her if Karrie's page earned 10k likes they would fly her out to California for her own shoot. Once that goal was obliterated Wet Seal kept true to their promise and flew Karrie and her mom out to LA.
Sue was told by a geneticist, "to never expect anything from her". Thankfully Sue didn't listen to to the scientist. Sue hopes Karrie represents hope for others with disabilities and in turn started a non-profit called "Karried Away" to help young adults find meaningful employment. As for Karrie her next goal is to dance with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show. Her real dream is to help people learn and would like to work in a library after high school. "What about modeling?" her mother asked. She had a simple answer. "I'm already a model."
H/T Huffington Post