Brianna back in the news

If you’ve been following Children’s stories a while – and maybe even if you haven’t – you’ve probably heard about Brianna Lamar, a teen who has shown a tremendous amount of character in battling HIV since birth.

We featured her on this blog and Children’s Connect when she began high school this fall. Before that, we wrote about her in ChildTimes (p. 22). Then, at the beginning of this month, she was interviewed on the Christmas is for Children Radiothon on 103.7 Lite FM and rode with David Archuleta in the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade.

Simply put, Brianna is a superstar. And it’s not just folks at Children’s who think so. The Dallas Morning News confirmed that when it featured Brianna on its front page this morning.

Her article in the paper tells her background story, but it also highlights the fact she was nominated by Children’s to be one of 50 Children’s Miracle Network “Champions” nationally. If she wins, she’ll have the opportunity to share her story with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. next June.

We should find out if she wins any minute now, and we’ll be sure to update you on our Twitter and Facebook pages as soon as we do. Either way, we’re proud of our superstar.

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