karrie-brown_maggie-medema-photography-620x574by Hans Johnson

Karrie Brown has Down Syndrome and autism. In the first week after her birth she suffered kidney failure and her respiratory system crashed. And then there was heart surgery. Though she recovered, her doctor was still not encouraging in her prognosis.

Well, look at her now! The 17-year-old high school junior from Illinois is an honor student who volunteers at the library and the YMCA. And that’s not all.

Karrie ‘s mom Sue took a photo of her in her outfit for the first day of school and posted it on Facebook. They got positive feedback and set up a page of Karrie wearing more clothes from the store Wet Seal, which assured them that if they got more than 10,000 likes in the next few days, they’d have a pleasant surprise for them.

The goal was easily reached, and mother and daughter were flown to Los Angeles for a photo shoot and, of course, Disneyland.

Here’s a report from KMOV, proving that “dreams really do come true”

[youtube]http://youtu.be/phGHaWdJvE0[/youtube]

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[HT: TheBlaze]

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