LDS Young Women Help Leader with Special Needs Earn Young Womanhood Recognition Award

What a touching example of the influence leaders have on the youth of the Church as well as how the youth show their appreciation for their leaders. 

When Erin Norton was born with cerebral palsy, doctors told her mother that she wouldn’t have enough brain function to eat or talk. Now at 35 years old, Norton’s favorite food is McDonald’s French fries and she “talks nonstop,” according to her mother.

To add to these accomplishments, Norton, a member of the Pinecrest Ward, Sandy Lone Peak Stake, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was able to receive her Young Womanhood Recognition Award on Nov. 16 with a little help from her nine best friends — the young women in her ward.

“My favorite thing about Erin is that she brings a special feeling into the room whenever she enters,” said Lizzy Erwin, a Beehive in Norton’s ward. “She’s just awesome, and she makes me feel happy when she grins.”

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