Blair’s father was her biggest fan and support person. He succumbed to cancer when Blair was barely fourteen. Blair’s mom suffered from heart problems and three years ago, had a heart attack. In the interim, her mom became unemployed and subsequently, her medical insurance. Her mom was unable to manage the mounting expenses of life with all that had happened.
Dwindling finances, mounting medical costs, house payments and education loans became too much and Blair and her mother lost their home a while back. Since then, they have had to live with a gracious friend. In the middle of all of this, Blair lost her job as well. Regardless of what life has thrown at them and the tragic events at a very young age, Blair is lifting her head and marching forward for her dreams
She won the title in the state of Colorado and she is getting ready to represent Colorado in the Miss USA contest this June- thanks to the thoughtful provisions of those that support her efforts. Her sponsors are taking care of the incidentals and a designer in Chicago is creating her gowns at no charge.
It takes incredible spirit and strength to face such odds and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries see people that are without a home and have nothing and yet they go on. Just like Blair, they have not forgotten or quit trying to achieve their dreams. A positive outlook has made the difference in helping them go from recovery to stability.
Blair Griffith lives life like it has all been a series of tests and she meets folks every day that give her the strength of will to continue onward. Her realizations that there are many others in the same or worse shape – yet they continue onward, give her courage and strength.
In turn, she inspires others to follow her lead.What a great story of persistence and human spirit as Blair and others continue to work toward their dreams.