The Courage to Compete

The Courage to Compete

Author Abbey Curran Duration: 5:07:12 Narrator Abbey Curran Publisher Harper Collins USA
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Synopsis

A remarkable memoir by Miss Iowa USA Abbey Curran about living with cerebral palsy, competing in Miss USA, and her inspiring work with young women who have disabilities.

Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but early on she resolved to never let it limit her. Abbey made history when she became the first contestant with a disability to win a major beauty pageant. After earning the title of Miss Iowa, she went on to compete in Miss USA.

Growing up on a hog farm in Illinois, Abbey competed in local pageants despite naysayers who told her not to. After realizing her own dream, she went on to help other disabled girls achieve their goals by starting Miss You Can Do It, a national nonprofit pageant for girls and women with special needs and challenges, which became the subject of an HBO documentary with the same name. This is Abbey’s story.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Courage to Compete

    Duration: 32s

  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 12min

  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duration: 31min

  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 10min

  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 08min

  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 18min

  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duration: 26min

  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duration: 10min

  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duration: 10min

  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duration: 06min

  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duration: 12min

  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duration: 19min

  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duration: 20min

  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duration: 13min

  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duration: 10min

  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duration: 08min

  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duration: 05min

  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duration: 03min

  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duration: 12min

  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duration: 11min

  • 021 Chapter 19

    Duration: 07min

  • 022 Chapter 20

    Duration: 14min

  • 023 Chapter 21

    Duration: 30min

  • 024 Credits

    Duration: 01min

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