Brittany Brownson was born and raised in Neenah, Wisconsin, loving there for all of her life. At 16 years old she was diagnosed with a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, something she has dealt with since birth. The battles this has thrown at her have made Brittany passionate about raising awareness for this rare condition and her goal in pageantry is to show others that struggles do not have to hold anyone back from fighting for their dreams. She finds strength through her family and her desire to help others. Brittany has a long history of volunteering for nonprofits starting at the young age of 4 years old. Despite her health struggles preventing her from taking the average path in life, Brittany plans to become a pediatric psychologist to help children with mental illness and is determined to dedicate her life to raising awareness for her’s and other’s rare diseases.