Amazing Grace: Fighting bullying with smiles

Posted at 6:44 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 07:47:02-05

(KSDK) Life can be a lot like photography, sometimes you have to adjust your focus.

No one knows that better than Grace Strobel, who is modeling for professional photographer Trenna Travis. Travis usually spends a lot of time on lighting but not today.

"She was the light," said Travis. "She was the one who lights up the space."

If honesty, energy and vulnerability are beautiful, then this 22-year-old has it all. She also has Down Syndrome.

When Grace was born, what the doctors said was both distressing and motivating.

"They said she would not achieve much," recalled Grace's mom Linda Strobel. "Not to expect much from her. That she would probably never read or write."