Mayra Paulina Reyes was selected Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2011. Her platform was the importance of independence for people with disabilities. Mayra was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth. From the start doctors were unsure of what the future would be like for her. Thatís when her parents made a decision that would change not only her life but the family's life as well. That was to move from Ecuador to the US so she and her sisters could get a better education, but primarily for Mayra to get advanced medical treatment.
Today at the age of 24 Mayra has completed two of the most important chapters of her life, working for Hillsborough county park & Recreation Department and being able to advocate not only for herself but also for others.