Teens prepare for fashion show to benefit their support group at Dell Children's

A group of stylish and trendy teens will hit the runway for a good cause. All of the models are teens fighting cancer or blood disorders. They are raising money for the Hungry Bunch. It's a support group for teens through the Children's Blood and Cancer Center at Dell Children's.

"I felt really confident and it built my confidence," said Cami Eagle, 15. Eagle got to walk the runway during Austin Fashion Week which was a good warm up for the Hungry Bunch show.

"I was diagnosed with a blood disorder the day I was born and became a patient," said Eagle. Through her time at Dell Children's she's made friends and taken part in countless activities thanks to the Hungry Bunch and even gone to camp.

"It makes me proud of all that she's done despite everything and I'm thrilled she's able to do those things and I think Hungry Bunch has a lot to do with her self confidence," said Amy Briscoe-Eagle, Cami's mom.

The fashion show started as an idea that Aysa Province had. She volunteers at the clinic and says the show is growing faster than she expected.

"They get really excited about feeling beautiful and they get pampered and the focus is on ethem. It's a moment for them to shine and feel beautiful as they should," said Province.

"It's an incredible adrenaline rush. You are feeding off the energy of people starring at you," explained Lizzie Tennyson. It's a feeling she won't soon forget after taking part in Austin Fashion Week.

At 13, Tennyson was diagnosed with Leukemia. After beating cancer once it's back and she's fighting even harder than before. The now 18-year-old will hit the runway for Hungry Bunch. It's an opportunity and group both Lizzie and Cami are grateful for.

"Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this. Everyone who has given me these opportunities it makes it easier to know there's something fun to do," said Tennyson.

"It's just so positive. This is fun and it gives your life a wonderful purpose with friends who you can't find anywhere else," said Cami.

The show is Sunday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Fair Market on 5th Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

 

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