I now have the honor of being the state coordinator for Ms. Wheelchair Florida, Inc. and it is my vision that this year’s pageant serves as a platform for women in all 67 counties in Florida while advocating for the 54 million Americans who are living with disabilities.
In this pageant, we will strive to bring awareness to all people with disabilities and the importance of them being included in the communities in which they live and that they are able to have a choice when it comes to employment, education, and housing. If I had allowed the challenges that I have faced as a person with a disability to hinder my desire to achieve and accomplish my goals, life as I know and live today, may not have ever come into existence. My life was not destroyed; therefore, it is my personal responsibility to help others realize their inner strength and purpose so that they too have the opportunity to Live, Laugh, and Love.