HIGH POINT, N.C. -- 10-year-old Gabby Arthur from High Point is preparing to compete in the Miss Amazing Pageant in Murphy on Saturday. It's a pageant just for girls with disabilities.
At three days old, Gabby was diagnosed with Trisomy 14 Mosaic--a rare genetic disorder that causes intellectual and physical disabilities.
When Gabby was born, she spent three weeks in the NICU, and doctors gave her mom Linda, a list of things she would never do. Fast forward to today, and she says those things don't matter.
"She's a blessing. She's taught me so much and she's taught others. I mean, with her condition she thrives. She doesn't let it get her down," Linda says.
No matter what happens this weekend, she says the pageant is a way for Gabby to do something often reserved for little children.
If Gaby wins her age group at the pageant, she will compete in the national competition in Nebraska.