Amanda Hall

0 copyAmanda Hall was born and raised in small-town Texas, to a family of educators and coaches. At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Having spent most of her life living in the country, she discovered that life in general required much creativity to overcome numerous physical barriers. Little did she know how much this creativity would benefit her and others living with physical disabilities, as she quickly became a strong advocate for the disabled population.

Fortunately, Amanda’s parents pushed her to explore the world around her and take chances, even if they knew she would fail at times. From this, she learned how “handy” stubbornness could be, and became determined to do things that others told her were not possible. The list of accomplishments achieved from this determination is practically endless and includes some of Amanda’s favorite memories: snow skiing, being a cheerleader and on the jump rope team, water skiing, horseback riding, snorkeling with sharks, even getting married and becoming a mother (which many told her would not be possible).

Amanda graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelors degree in Communications and Public Relations, and minors in English and Psychology. In 2007 she co-founded a non-profit organization, called Camp Craig Allen, dedicated to the “overlooked” physically disabled adult population and children of North Texas. Currently, Amanda holds the titles of Executive Director and Vice President for “CCA”. This non-profit is near-and-dear to her heart and she is thrilled to be apart of something so great as it continues to grow and touch the lives of thousands.

Mrs. Hall has had the opportunity to work with fantastic kiddos, as a Deaf Education Interpreter. She loves being in the education system and watching children learn. This is one of her favorite pastimes and feels like God gave her a heart for the young. She hopes to use her passion for children with both Camp Craig Allen and Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation to inspire a sense of advocacy and determination in “America’s future”.

In 2011, Amanda was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Texas, and had the honor to share her platform, “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Become Your Own Advocate!” with the great state of Texas. She traveled to Michigan, where she competed for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America, and while she did not come home with another crown, she did make some amazing friends with which she shares a deep connection. Amanda believes in Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation wholeheartedly and feels extremely blessed to hold a place on the Board of Directors.

Currently, Amanda resides in Glen Rose with her husband, Stuart, and her nearly 1 year old daughter, Avenly.