Amanda McDaniel is an 18-year-old Christian Fellowship School senior and cheerleader with bone cancer. Alex Rozier is a 20-year-old MU broadcast student who was inspired by her story and shared it with the world.
Rozier is one of 10 semifinalists in an international video journalism competition for a three-minute video titled "The Story of Amanda McDaniel." He beat 138 others for the spot.
Project:Report, sponsored by YouTube and the Pulitzer Center, called for non-professional aspiring journalists to share stories that might otherwise go untold. After asking people he knew for story ideas, a co-worker at KOMU told Rozier about McDaniel.