Midland Miracle Wins Miss Congeniality, Shares Her Story 9/2/13
CBS 7 News
September 2, 2013
MIDLAND-“The entire room stood up and was clapping – for her,” said Anna Adair.
Alyssa Adair is thankful to be alive after a traumatic accident left her with severe brain damage--unable to walk, talk or even eat.
Now ten years later, she's just back from a pageant--with a title she never could have imagined.
"It gets hard, I cry, I get upset and frustrated, but I say ‘My God, I am walking.’" Said Alyssa Adair, a 20-year-old from Midland who just competed for Miss Texas USA.
The pictures are a glimpse into Alyssa’s fight to recover after a tree limb fell on her head, leaving her with injuries so severe the doctors told her she would never walk again.
"The doctors said I would die on Day 2, but god had other plans." Adair said.
Even now, Alyssa has to workout daily just to be able to walk. The runway is the last place you might expect her to be, but she wanted to inspire.
"God has blessed me and he’s been there all the way and I wanted to share that with the world forever,” said Adair. “And I’ll have the chance to do that now.”
And inspire she did, she walked out at Miss Texas to a standing ovation
“It was so awesome to have the whole crowd loving me and cheering me on because I am different.” Adair said.
With a smile, a sash and studded silver boots.
"I was hurting in my boots, but I kept on smiling, I kept on walking, I never gave up." Adair said.
Alyssa took home the coveted title of Miss Congeniality.