Peachtree Ridge hosts inaugural pageant for girls with disabilities

Before Michaela Haney was born, doctors told her mother, Kristi Haney, that she wouldn’t cry as most infants do. She screamed.

At nine months, when Michaela Haney was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, doctors told her parents she wouldn’t live past 2 years old.

The girl, who is now a freshman at Lanier High School, beat the odds, and on Saturday added one more accomplishment to her list: winning the Gwinnett County Miss Incredible Pageant.