Meet the 2018 Queens...
West Queen Rebecca Mobley
Becca Mobley is a graduate of Centennial High School in Portland, Oregon. She is 18 years old and has been a patient of Shriners Hospital since August 2013 when she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. She had spinal fusion in October 2013 to straighten her spine.
Becca will be attending Western Oregon University this Fall in Elementary Education with a focus in Sign Language. She enjoys softball, playing the flute, and is very active in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls which is a Masonic youth service organization that teaches leadership training through community service to girls aged 11-20. In her local assembly she is a Past Worthy Advisor and has been a state officer for Oregon Rainbow for the last five years. She is currently Oregon Rainbow’s Grand Worthy Associate Advisor.
Rebecca’s Grandfather, Garrett Cooke, was an Oregon Shriner so she knew her treatment would be at Shriners. She has continued her support of the hospital in many ways including fundraising for Oregon Rainbow’s Service projects, participating on the Shriners Hospital Support Club’s parades/events, as a Patient Ambassador, and advocating for the hospital whenever possible through public speaking and volunteering.
When Becca was diagnosed with Scoliosis she felt alone and afraid. She found a group called Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group online which is an International, peer-led support group for young woman with Scoliosis. She noticed that there wasn’t an Oregon Leader and became that leader in September 2013. Oregon Curvy Girls now has three chapters (Springfield, Bend, and Portland) with over 60 members empowering each other to be courageous, and encouraging them to be vocal about their bodies and needs. Becca didn’t want anyone to feel alone and has focused on making their scoliosis journey one filled with support and educational information to make it easier for them and their family. No one wants to be alone in a diagnosis and to be able to share this group with more patients in need continues to be a tremendous opportunity.
Becca is humbled to be the 2018 Oregon’s West Shrine Queen. She is excited to continue her advocacy for the hospital and share their great works with others. Thank you to her sponsoring group, Tualatin Valley Shrine Club, who are all members of Al Kader Shrine.
For more information about Curvy Girls (www.curvygirlsscoliosis.com), Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org) or the International Order of Rainbow for Girls (www.gorainbow.org or www.oregonrainbow.org ) please visit their websites.
Photo credit: Photography with Emily & Albert
East Queen Cylie Lagao
Hello, my name is Cylie Lagao and I am your 2018 East Shriner All-Star Queen. I am 16 years old and will be a junior this up coming year at Westen-Mcewen High, Iʼm also an alumni for Redmond Proficiency Academy. Some things about me, I enjoy reading, golfing with my dad, and everything Star Wars. I enjoy volunteering at my local kindergarten, spending time in the library and spending time with my friends and family, they are among the most important things to me. I enjoy gardening, horseback riding, golfing and archery. I em the triple crown winner for archery in 2014, and ambassador an cheerleader for Weston-McEwen. I have the most magnificent family! They are so supportive and loving. I have four sisters Angel, Kelsey, Codie and Cymie, my parents are Heidi and Phil. We currently live in Pendleton, during the summer we spend our time in Haines with my grandparents Bill and Colleen Taylor. Iʼm so very grateful for the Shriners, they are so amazing, and Iʼm lucky that they are in not just mine but other kids life. I have travelled to Chicago Shriner Hospital for complications with my jaw and Iʼm currently attending Portland Shriner Hospital For Children for my hips and back, we donʼt know exactly what my condition is but the staff and doctors are completely incredible with helping me understand the process. In the meantime Iʼm doing physical therapy with Michelle until we get to the bottom of it, while at the hospital I have enjoyed getting to know fellow patients from around the world. I have always been around the Shriner East-West game, Iʼm usually on the side line taking pictures, raising money with Haines Stampede and helping the Baker County Shrine club. To say the least itʼs peculiar for me to be in the spotlight, but Iʼm so grateful and excited to have this opportunity and honored to be the East queen. Thank you for coming and supporting our amazing hospital and making all of this possible for all of us patients. I love the Shriners and all they do for me and my fellow patients. They truly are one of the most amazing organizations, they don’t just fix the injury, they help you gain back the confidence that you lost. With your help we don’t feel like patients any,ore we feel like a normal kid again. Thank you.