A beauty queen in Minnesota isn’t letting anything stop her from achieving her goals — not even her frequent seizures.
Hannah Enge, 16, told Inside Edition that she has suffered from seizures since suffering a volleyball injury four years ago. She says any sudden change of emotion triggers the seizure.
Enge was competing in the International Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant, and everything seemed fine.
She had already completed several segments of the competition, walking with confidence and grace across the stage.
When it came time for the question-and-answer portion of the pageant, Enge started to answer her question with eloquence.
But suddenly, her face went blank, and moments later, she collapsed. People from backstage rushed on the stage to help her. Her mom came running to her side moments before the curtain closed off their view from the audience.
Despite the scary ordeal, Enge refused an ambulance when she woke up. She told the audience that she’s not going to let her seizures stop her from accomplishing her goals.
“This is what I’ve been facing for the past four years,” she told the audience. “Any change of emition, this is what happens to me. I want to speak for those who can’t speak. Those who don’t have an opportunity like I have right here. I got back up. I succeeded. I ignited my spark.”