2017 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kendra Willis

Ambitious, busy, and determined would be the first words that come to mind when one meets Kendra Willis. Currently, she is employed by both Galena Park ISD and Pasadena ISD, where she manages and teaches special needs and general population children grades K-12. Kendra is also the proud owner of Sugar Gallery, making an assortment […]

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2016 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Sandy Spoonemore

Sandy Spoonemore was born in Aguana, Guam but considers Texas home after residing in Plano, just north of Dallas, for over 35 years. Many have said she was born to change lives, she defies limitations and uses her joyful personality, sense of humor, and emotional intelligence whether she is selling Mary Kay cosmetics or convincing […]

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2015 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Shelly Gray

Shelly Gray is a Native Texan, born and raised.She received her B.A. at Wesleyan University in CT in 1992, and lived there 8 years. Shelly received her J.D./M.S.W. at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000, and spent 7 years in Missouri.Since college, she worked as a desktop publisher on Wall Street, a non-profit fundraising […]

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2014 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Laura Halvorson

Laura Halvorson is a native Texan from the Dallas area. From a young age she has had the desire to help others and make the world a better place. When she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 15, this only furthered her desire to help others, especially those with disabilities. She has a Masters […]

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2013 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Haley Cornelius

A native of Nebraska, Haley was the typical corn-fed Husker- a blonde haired, blue-eyed girl with a contagious smile. Always seeking adventure, she excelled in sports, dance and academics. On July 4, 2001, she became a firecracker when a boating accident rendered her paralyzed traumatically at the age of fourteen. Numerous swipes from a propeller […]

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2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Tina Williams

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Tina Williams Tina Williams worked as a council aide for Councilmember Stephen Costello. She was appointed to a position on the Houston Commission on Disabilities by Mayor Annise Parker. Tina is a board member of Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corporation, is a member of the National Hispanic Professional Organization, and serves as […]

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2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Mariah Kilbourne

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Mariah Kilbourne Mariah Kilbourne is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas Lutheran University, where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in the Spanish Language. She currently works in the Economic Development Office for the City of Sequin, Texas, and is also, a published writer, successful advocate and avid adaptive […]

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