I have entered the Mrs. International pageant because of my passion for Asthma Awareness and Education. As a speaker, educator, and advocate for children with Asthma, the title of Mrs. International would provide me an even greater presence to continue my work, reach out to more people, help more children breathe easier, and change more lives.
Another mission of the International pageant system is to support and educate the public about the Go Red For Women movement of the American Heart Association. Go Red For Women educates women about their #1 killer, heart disease. With a background as a Registered Nurse having worked in a Medical/Coronary Intensive Care unit, I understand the importance of heart health and education for women. Lives can be saved through education.
I am proud to represent Nebraska at the Mrs. International pageant on July 16th and 17th 2010 in Chicago, Illinios. For more information about the Mrs. International pageants, please visit www.MrsInternational.com/pageant.
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Modeling in the Ebenezer Intergenerational Fashion Show Fundraiser
Valentines for Vets at the Veterans Hospital
With Jorge Restrepo - President of the Columbian Association and Secretary of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Speaking about Asthma to a group at a Wellness Event
Mrs. Nebraska International
Speaking at a Women in Business Luncheon
Go Red for Women Luncheon
The Vicki Klasell Scholarship for Camp Superkids (American Lung Associations Childrens Asthma Camp)
Nebraska Govenor Heineman (with the First Lady) signed my Proclamation for the month of June 2010 to be Childrens Asthma Awareness Month.
I went to the U.S. capital to meet with 3 Senators.
We were treated like royalty in Washington D.C.
2010 Fight for Air Climb
With team at Fight for Air Climb
Firefighters at Fight for Air Climb
With 2 young ladies from Virginia
With 2 beautiful young ladies from South America
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns and I with the future leaders of Nebraska
With Ali, an aide to Senator Johanns
Presenting my Childrens Asthma Proclamation at the American Lung Association National office in Washington D.C. (With Paul Billings, V.P. of National Policy & Advocacy and Kathering Pruitt, Assitant V.P. of Programs Services). They thanked me for my 7 years of dedication to the American Lung Association.
My Mother Theresa was a fantastic Washington D.C. chaperon!
The White House
I talked with the Spokesperson for the Women Delivers Conference for Womens Rights. She is from Nairobi, Kenya.
It is amazing the many doors a crown can open!
Visiting with Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns
With Senator Johanns
With a group of future leaders from Iowa
I was told if I rub Andrew Jackson's toes, it would bring me good luck!
The aide from Senator Al Franken's office gave us a fantastic tour of the the Capital building.
2010 Lung Walk- With Maura Struder the American Lung Association event planner.
Lung Walk finish line
With another dedicated American Lung Association Volunteer
Target supports Go Red for Women. I thought I was going to blow away!!!
American Lung Association 5 K Lung Run
With Ryan from KS95 Radio at American Lung Associations 5 K Run
With Senator Mike Johanns talking with a 4 H group.
With a lovely future female Nebraskan leader.
Meeting Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson
With one of Senator Al Franken's aides in his office.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken invited me to meet with him after I wrote to him on behalf of asthma awareness.
Sea Diving team from Tampa, Florida.
With a lovely female Sea Diver from Tampa, Florida
With two young ladies from Texas.
A group of students from Kansas.