Miss You Can Do It is a non-profit pageant for girls and young women with special needs between the ages of 4 - 24. The pageant celebrates the heroism of the girls' parents and families, who openly describe how the heartbreak of learning that their child was different quickly gave way to loving patience, dedication, and a new appreciation for the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age two, Abbey Curran never accepted her physical limitations. She admits her disability comes with lifelong challenges, but none that hold her back, playing sports (she "just falls more") and driving a car with a special steering wheel and brake. Curran's resilience and determination to pursue her dreams lead her to become the first woman with disabilities to compete in the Miss USA Pageant in 2008.
Miss You Can Do It highlights the extraordinary work Curran is doing with the pageant she founded. Curran and a team of enthusiastic volunteers give participants a chance to be celebrated for all they are inside, not just defined by what the world sees on the outside. For one special weekend the young girls, along with family and friends, some who have traveled far distances, spend time in an oasis of fun, femininity, and celebration. No one leaves the pageant empty-handed, with each girl receiving a special award. The real winners of the pageant might be the families and friends, who proudly cheer them on from the audience.