A ‘Miss’ With A Mission

Local Lung Transplant Recipient Set To Contend For Virginia Crown

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Posted: February 27, 2014

Madison Shinaberry, a double-lung transplant recipient, was named Miss Southwestern Virginia at a pageant in Roanoke in January, making her a finalist for the Miss Virginia competition. The local teen, who turns 19 on Friday, plans to use the stage as a platform to raise awareness about organ donation. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — Madison Shinaberry takes every breath with donated lungs, and she’s not about to forget it.

The local teen, who turns 19 on Friday, is a finalist for the Miss Virginia...



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