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Ms. Wheelchair America Organization

Evelyna Castro, Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2014

Eliza Stauffer, Ms. Wheelchair America 2017

MobilityWorks, Sponsor Ms. Wheelchair America 2018

Shelly Loose, Ms. Wheelchair America President

AbleNow, Sponsor Ms. Wheelchair America 2019

Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair America 2019

Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair America 2019

Stephanie Woodward, Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015

Shelly Loose, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2007

Andrea Dazell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015

Lauren Thomson, Ms. Wheelchair Minnesota 2016

Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2018

Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 Competition

Tina Pederson, Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island 2018

Tina Pederson, Ms. Wheelchair Rhode Island 2018

Victoria Sousa, Ms. Wheelchair Massachusetts 2018

Sarah Foley, Ms. Wheelchair Hawaii 2018

Katrina Hazell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2018

“Jenni Taylor and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”

As a C-1 C-2 quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down and on a vent, no obstacle can get in my way. I’m extremely positive, love to share my story with others, believe everything happens for a reason, and enjoy inspiring others teaching them that anything is possible! I recently uploaded a video of me doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to YouTube! Check it out and share…. | Aug. 26, 2014

“SCI Superstar: Sam Schroth”

Newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2015 Sam Schroth, 22 years old from Appleton, Wisconsin, is new to the wheelchair game. She was injured less than two years ago in a freak accident just before she was about to move onto her secondary studies…. | Aug. 26, 2014

“SCI Superstar: Jennifer Kumiyama”

A voice so good Disney has kept her hired for over 10 years, Jennifer Kumiyama is the legendary first and only singer to use a wheelchair at Disneyland. She’s also up to much more… | June 17, 2014

“Jenn Wolff to Lead United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst Program”

Jenn Wolff, a disability advocate, lobbyist and Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2011, has been selected to spearhead United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst program… | Feb. 28, 2014

“Being the Change”

Ana Calvo, No Barriers and Abilities Expo Ambassador: “If someone said five years ago I would be host and co-producer of a TV show, I would have thought they were out of their mind. It all started in the summer of 2012…

“What Nondisabled People Think When They See Us” 

We all like to think we know exactly what people are thinking when they look at us, but in reality we’re wrong a lot more than we realize… | Nov. 8, 2013
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“Young Women Compete For Ms. Wheelchair America”

It’s a pageant with a purpose. These inspiring young women seek to motivate and educate while they compete for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America. | September, 2013
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“Tacoma’s Ms. Wheelchair America raising funds for tour”

Ms. Wheelchair America, Jennifer Adams, will leave her Tacoma home Sept. 19 to take her anti-bullying, arts-for-all message on the road. | Sept. 4, 2013

“Pierce College”

Jennifer Adams visits Pierce College | Aug. 29, 2013

“National pageant a fulfilling one for Yates”

Aug. 8, 2013

“Ms. Wheelchair America”

Contestants from the Ms. Wheelchair America 2014 pageant visited The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at Memorial Hermann Hospital to provide comfort and support for the patients receiving treatment at the facility. | July 20, 2013

“Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant Focuses on Achievement”

(video) | July 19, 2013

“Meeting the Challenge”

NSCIA – 2nd Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, held June 16-19 in Washington, D.C | June 20, 2013

“Learning to Lead”

NSCIA-From Ms. Wheelchair America to the Roll on Capitol Hill, Autumn Grant Continually Looks for Opportunities to Grow as a Mentor and Advocate | June 2013

“Nevada Member Tammy Stay: Paying It Forward”

NSCIA | May/June 2013

“Any Old Wheelchair Doesn’t Work for Me”

NSCIA | May 2013

“NSCIA Life in Action”

March-April 2013 Issue

“Connecting through Coordinating MWA”

March/April 2013

“Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America”

A documentary about the vibrant lives of five women with disabilities on their journey to the 2010 Ms. Wheelchair America pageant | May 1, 2011

Empowering Women of Achievement Through Leadership, Advocacy & Education