Monthly Archives: August 2015

The “R” Word–Really, Ann Coulter?

There have been numerous occasions in my life when someone I am with chooses not to understand my “disability quirks.”  Sometimes my cerebral palsy means that my body goes into spasm or I laugh at inappropriate times.  If that is … Continue reading

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Use Your Power!

When I decided to enter the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas pageant in 2007, part of the application process was to come up with a platform.  If I was crowned, what did I want my message to be?  What did I want … Continue reading

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Moving On…

One of the reasons it hit me so hard was because it was so unexpected. Last Sunday started out like most others.  One of my caregivers came in the morning.  I took a shower, she helped me get dressed, and … Continue reading

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Ms. Wheelchair America 2016

This is a spectacular article about the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant and the goals and dreams of the organization and its participants.  I was honored to be crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2007.  All the women involved are indeed “roll” models. … Continue reading

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