Her words slur when she speaks. She has a hard time opening her hands, and the 23-year-old is only now starting to dress herself without assistance. But Megan Haught is also a model and an aspiring actress who says God is healing her of cerebral palsy, and she is determined not to allow her illness to deter her dreams.
Haught says she’s been visiting a chiropractor, but she attributes her ongoing healing to prayers she and her family have made at her church and the healing rooms she has visited.
“I’m seeing a lot of improvement and my doctors are seeing the improvement,” Haught says. Her mother, Susan Haught, clarified her speech as she continued. “I have always known about God and that He could do miracles, but I’m seeing it more now and I have more of a relationship with Him now.”
Susan recalls that from age 10, Megan dreamed of modeling, but because of her condition Susan encouraged her not to pursue her dream. Susan admits she wanted to shield Megan from rejection.
But Megan persisted and Susan allowed her daughter to go to an audition. To their amazement she landed the job on the cover of a Finger Hut catalog. Megan has been signed with a small modeling agency and is also looking to pursue an acting career. She has attended acting and modeling school and also dreams of competing for the title of Miss Arizona.
When asked what Megan would tell other young people facing life’s challenges, she says: “To keep believing in God and keep striving for your goals no matter what obstacles you may have.”