Little Miss Program
Rylea Joy Lambert is an amazing advocate for others and a friend to all. She is first to ensure all those around her are included.
As an adventurous ten year old in the 4thgrade in Willow Park, Texas, she loves life, her friends, and family, especially Rubea, her younger sister.
Autumn, as she is called, was born early. She was born at 28 weeks, and she weighed a mere 3 lbs. Her birth mother was addicted to drugs, and Autumn went through withdrawals immediately. She was placed for adoption at birth, but she would spend the first six months of her life in the NICU undergoing three surgeries.
Chloe was born in Richmond, Virginia in April 2003. She was born with a condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, which causes limited range of motion in her joints and weakness in some of her muscles. Due to the severity of her condition, Chloe has used a power wheelchair for mobility since the age of two.
Kirsten was born in Vietnam on May 11, 2001. She was adopted by Brett and Amy Passmore in the fall of that year. Upon arriving in the States, Kirsten began undergoing tests to determine the cause of her developmental delay.
Lana, as she prefers to be called is eight years old (almost 9) and is a third grader at Moore Elementary in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in northwest Houston.She is a typical little girl, who loves pink and purple and all things glittery.
Fermina Mendoza was born in Houston, TX, with the diagnosis of Spina Bifida. Fermina has been a patient at the Shriners Hospital for Children since she was a month old. Fermina is currently in the 4th grade A.A. Milne Elementary School in HISD and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.