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Mrs. California Uses Her Title to Save Lives - She Now Heads to Mrs. America Competition
Date:8/5/2008

Tiffany Ellison Spreads Message of Donation - Her Son May Need a Liver

Transplant

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. California, Tiffany Ellison of Folsom, believes dreams do come true. As she heads to the Mrs. America* competition in Tucson, Arizona on September 2, she holds fast to her belief that she will be crowned and her 10-year-old son, Connor will be healthy again. Connor was born with a deadly liver disease -- congenital hepatic fibrosis -- and may need a liver transplant.

Tiffany is doing all in her power to make one dream fuel the other.

Her motivation for winning Mrs. America is to use the national stage, much the same as she has her state platform, to encourage all Americans to sign up to give life to the nearly 100,000 people -- like her son, waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

"If Connor someday needs an organ donation, I'm not just going to sit back feeling sorry, I'm doing something," says Tiffany. "I will do everything I can to bring the topic up as much as possible, to encourage everyone to take just one minute -- one minute, that could mean years of life for others -- and sign up on their state's registry. In our state, it's the Donate Life California** registry, and people can sign up either through the DMV when they get their driver's license or online at: http://www.donateLIFEcalifornia.org."

Both Connor and Tiffany know the power of believing you can bring about positive change, simply by envisioning your goals.

For Connor, that goal has always been to play football.

"His whole life he's dreamed of playing football," says Tiffany. "We live in a big football town, everywhere you turn, there's football. Every Halloween Connor is the same thing -- a football player."

Tiffany feared Connor would never be able to be able to play. But, Connor, trained by his mother, bel
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