Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 22nd and 23rd
2022

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Ohio International®

Kecia Pringle ~ 1st Runner-Up

Since being crowned Mrs. Ohio in May, Kecia Pringle has already set into motion getting the word out on her platform of Down Syndrome Awareness and Education...Exploring Abilities not Disabilities.  The goal is not to just explain the genetic structure but to show individuals that its about what can be accomplished not limitations.  In July Kecia and her family participated in the making of a video for expectant parents or parents who recently were informed their child has Down syndrome.  The video is to be used as an educational tool to give the true picture of Down syndrome.  There are going to be obstacles raising a special needs child but there are also very special heartwarming moments. 

 Kecia has also taken on the task of combining two of her interests, figure skating and Down syndrome.  This led to a collaborative among DSAGC, ABC Pediatrics and the Figure Skating Club of Cincinnati to host a Skate Night.   The skate night will be the opportunity for special needs children to get an introduction to a sport that may not have other wise been available.  Kecia along with her family and fellow club members will spend an evening on the ice and take the time teach the basics. 

In September Kecia and her family will be participating in the Buddy Walk which is also through the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati.  Her family will be participating as a team to honor their son Anthony and his amazing big brother Myles but will also be interacting with other families and participants in the after walk events.

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