Category Archives: Ms. Wheelchair America pageant

This Is My Truth…

It was a promise that I made a long time ago, and even if it is uncomfortable sometimes and might go against my grain, it is a promise that I intend to keep. July 28th, 2007 was a good day … Continue reading

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I Want to Buy New Socks!

There are holes in all of my socks. And I am not going out to buy new ones. As I have said many times previously, I am affected by spastic cerebral palsy, which means, among other things that there is … 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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They Took My Picture

In 1974, at six years old, I saw myself as pretty typical. However, much of the world saw me as “Tiny Tim.” I was a scrawny kid with skinny arms and legs, pigtails in my hair and a smile that … Continue reading

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On Their Knees

Hopefully, most readers know a simple fact about me by now:  I happen to embrace my disability.  I’d be the first to tell you that there have been many times throughout my life when my situation has caused frustration and … Continue reading

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