Brittni was born with a rare genetic condition that affects only 1 in 100,000 people. It is a condition that affects all of her joints which makes everyday activities a challenge. Through high school, she had endured multiple surgeries and therapy appointments but managed to keep a positive attitude and worked hard to maintain her 4.0 GPA and became Valedictorian of her class.
She went on to become an independent college student and faced a new world of challenges. She faced criticism from others head on with an open letter that inspired and advocated for many people with disabilities around the world. She became a symbol of what is truly possible when you push yourself to succeed.
We were very honored to have met this remarkable young lady and wish her the best with everything the future has in store for her.
Karol & Michaela Hoeger
Karol & Michaela Hoeger are a mother/daughter duo and each received multiple nominations from members throughout the community. The last few years have been challenging for them as they had to overcome many obstacles with family, financials and health issues. Even with the obstacles facing Karol & Michaela, they both continue to work in organizations that give back to families who are less fortunate and who are facing their own struggles. They continue to give themselves to these families as they work towards starting things over from the ground up.
Karol & Michaela both had vehicles that were totalled in accidents within a year of each other. Financially it was difficult to replace both vehicles, so they shared one vehicle to get to work, church and doctor appointments. Having an alternate vehicle will allow them the opportunities to continue to better not only their lives, but continue to make a difference in the lives of the families they work with each and every day.
We wish them nothing but the best in the years to come!