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Local girl headed to Miss Florida Teen USA

Post Date:01/03/2019 5:03 PM

At Thursday's Special Meeting, the Commission heard from a young lady with an inspiring story. 14-year-old Shania Ling is a resident of North Port and was selected to represent Sarasota County in the upcoming Miss Florida Teen USA pageant later this month. Shania suffered a brain injury in 2016 after a cheerleading accident. Chiari Malformation is a condition where part of her brain is outside of her skull. She hasn't let the condition slow her down, and the City stands by her in her journey. You can help her too by helping to sponsor her road to the pageant, which is January 16-19 in Coral Springs. Follow the link to find out how to help: For any additional questions, contact Shania at

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