Miss DC, Allyn Rose, is in a fight for her life
Allyn Rose/ Miss District of Columbia 2012 "You know if I don't win the pageant, I'll probably have the surgery within the next year. I'll have to meet with more surgeons, oncologists you know figure out what my plan is. But if I were to win, I think I would postpone it for a year to be able to complete my year of service as Miss America. But at the same time, I have been thinking how powerful would it be to have a Miss America say I might be Miss America say, but I am going to still have this surgery. I am in control of my own life, health care, I am going to do this".