Baby with down syndrome competes for national beauty title

3-year old Kallie Lewis is a beautiful energetic toddler who loves to dance and give high five's. She also has Down Syndrome and multiple health issues including some that could be serious and life threatening. She is getting ready to compete in the Baby Miss American USA Patriot Pageant.

Kallie's mother Heidi says "She was born with congenital heart defects, she had open heart surgery at 5-months old, she had a colostomy placed at two days old." Those surgeries were followed by 19 more for various heart, stomach and ear issues. Kallie also has a blood disorder that makes her vulnerable to leukemia.

She is competing in the Baby Miss American USA Patriot Pageant at the end of April in Cincinnati. Her family and friends are holding a fundraiser to help cover costs. It's March 31st at 9501 Jerusalem Road, Curtice, Ohio 43412 from 3 to 7pm or https://www.gofundme.com/send-kallie-to-baby-miss-america