I am so privileged to be able to represent both my personal platform of autism awareness and the Miss America national platform, the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals this year. On Monday, October 9, I went to Woodbury Walmart (Walmart is another national sponsor for CMN) for Emily Davis' send off party to Washington D.C. and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I gave Emily a "Miss MN Hearts Me" t-shirt and a copy of my lullaby CD, Sweet Dreams, which I recorded to raise money for kids just like her. Emily, who has been receiving treatment for her cerebral palsy, has incredible courage, an amazing smile, and such a gracious attitude. I can tell she is so excited to represent Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare as Minnesota's CMN Champion this year. The Champion program raises awareness of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, like Gillette, and recognizes children, like Emily, who have triumphed over medical challenges.