Nicole Lebrun believes there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her little girl.
“I would go to the end of the earth for her,” said the 32-year-old Courtenay mom.
Her daughter is 10-year-old Peyton, who was born with severe scoliosis and poor muscle tone. Peyton is the light of Nicole’s life and the need to help her has this Courtenay mom stepping way out of her comfort zone.
“It’s totally not something that I would normally do,” said Nicole.
She is now bearing all, or very close to it, vying to win a Maxim Cover Girl Contest. The top prize would be a big help as the family prepares for a major spinal surgery for Peyton and an extended stay for recovery in Vancouver.
“I think she’s brave,” said Peyton.
Nicole said she has never felt really confident in her body.
“This is huge for me,” she said.
“It’s $10,000 so that would be huge. That would help immensely. I mean I’ll be off work, my husband will be off work.”
Her husband Jason has encouraged her every step of the way.
And the response to the once shy, self-conscience mom putting herself out there has been outstanding. Votes have poured into Maxim’s online site from across Vancouver Island.
“It’s been incredible,” said Nicole.
Voting ends at 8 p.m. tonight (June 13th), so Lebrun hoping for a last minute push from voters and hopes it inspires others to push themselves too and just see what happens.