18 year old Emily Lites won Teen Texas International this past February at the Eisemann Center in Dallas, TX. Emily is the former Miss Dallas Teen USA 2015 and recently graced the top 15 out of 115 competitors at Texas Teen USA. At age 10 Emily created the non-profit organization Emily\'s Smile Boxes after her baby brother Jude suffered a massive stroke. Emily fills boxes full of toys and gifts to give to pediatric patients and their siblings during hospital visits. She believes it\'s important to include the siblings of an ill patient because they are often overlooked. To date Emily has raised more than $150,000 for her charity and passed out more than 17,000 boxes worldwide. She also hosts a pediatric stroke awareness event each September in honor of her brother who sadly lost his battle on 4/9/2016. Emily has vowed to continue her humanitarian work in his name and spread over one million smiles.