It was just another contest. Amber Rollins entered it on a whim after seeing a Facebook post calling for pictures for this year's National Down Syndrome Society's Times Square video.
Figuring she had nothing to lose, she submitted a patriotic picture of her 1-year-old daughter, Brooklyn.
Rollins never imagined it would lead to this.
"I forgot about it actually," she laughed. "Then I saw the email, and she got picked!"
Brooklyn Rollins' photograph was selected from more than 2,000 pictures to appear in a video with approximately 220 others with Down syndrome. On Sept. 20, the video will be broadcast on one of the Jumbotron screens in Times Square to kick off National Down Syndrome Awareness month and the 20th annual Flagship Buddy Walk.
"It's great. I don't know. I can't say much about it because there's not enough words," said Rollins ."She's really special to us."
Brooklyn is the child Rollins never thought she'd have.
After years of trying and being told her chances of getting pregnant were slim, then came Brooklyn -- with her big smile and an energy that fills the entire room.
"She's only 1 and she's doing a bunch of big things," Rollins said.
They just hope they'll be able to see the biggest one yet in person. A fundraising page has been set up to help the Rollins family pay for their travel expenses to get to the Big Apple.
If you'd like to donate go to http://www.gofundme.com/cvv3wc