Leukemia patient with Down's voted homecoming queen in Kentucky

September 15, 2013 7:10:20 AM PDT
A community in Kentucky says its new homecoming queen is an inspiration.

Twenty-year-old Brittany Depew has Down's syndrome and is battling leukemia for the second time.

Her friends say through it all, she lives "high on life" and has a positive attitude.

The entire community was out at a parade Saturday supporting Brittany as she competed for homecoming queen.

Her family is overwhelmed by all the support.

"It's awesome," dad Terry Depew said. "You can't go anywhere where people don't know her, and to see other cars saying 'Vote for Brittany' is cool, the way everybody has pulled together to do this for her."

Brittany won the vote for homecoming queen later Satuday night.

Her mom says it means a lot to Brittany to see the love from her classmates and neighbors.