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Mrs Kansas 2014

delegate-22.jpgDonna Hoegler 

Here is a little about me. Yes, just a little.  That is going to be hard.  Ok here it goes, I am Donna Hoegler. I am a granddaughter, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a daughter-in-law, a wife, a mom, a friend, and a SURVIOR. I am very blessed.  I am pretty sure I have one of the best support systems in the world!

My son, Wesley, is my rock.  Without him I would have not had the “will” to be here today.  He is an amazing 11 year old boy.  He gets great grades, is a warrior on the soccer field, and causes all sorts of mischief which we know all boys to do.  When the school calls, I never know if it is going to be because he did something extraordinary at school or if he was being a class clown.  He loves to make people laugh.  He is perfect for me and I could not be more proud to have him and that he calls me “Mom.”

My husband is Nick.  Well, there are not words to describe him.  He is my soul mate.  He truly completes Wesley and me.  He spoils me not with diamonds and cars but with laundry, cooking (he is amazing), and his love and support.  He showers me with everything that matters.  He is the best father to my (our) child. He loves him as if he was his own flesh and blood.  Thank You for everything my love!

A little back story about Nick and I, we have been best friends since we were 8.  His mom would tell us back then that we were going to grow up and get married.  We stayed friends, went to Junior Prom together, graduated high school, and then went our separate ways.  We met back up ten years later and well the rest is history.  It is a true Cinderella story.  He loves me even though I have a whole world of health problems.  I have Chiari Malformation.  Chiari is a brain disorder that I suffer from every day.  I have mastered the new normalcy for me.  If you did not know me, you would have no idea the daily struggles I have. 

I wanted to become Mrs Kansas America for many reasons:

  1. I wanted to bring awareness to Chiari Malformation,
  2. I wanted to be strong for my fellow Chiarians and show them there is a way to still follow dreams,
  3. I wanted to show my son to go after what you want,
  4. I wanted to show the world that you can do whatever you put your mind to,
  5. And of course who doesn’t want to be Mrs America!

Be beautiful on the inside and you will sparkle on the outside!