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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2011 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall graduated from Tarleton State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, and minors in Psychology and English. Having a passion for working with children with disabilities, she has worked in the public school systems as a Deaf Education Interpreter and Transcriptionist.

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2010 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kemi Yemi-Ese

Kemi Yemi-Ese is a proud native Houstonian who lives here with her parents and four siblings. In July of 2006 while on her way home from a friend’s house, kemi lost control of her car while trying to avoid hitting another driver and crashed. From that accident she sustained a spinal cord injury (or SCI) […]

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2009 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Ana Calvo

Ana attended the University of Houston-Downtown where she became president of the disabled student organization. As president of the organization Ana discovered her love for advocating the rights of the disabled. Ana received her Bachelors in Arts of Social Science with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology and a Minor in Political Science in 2002. Upon […]

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2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Staci Moss

Staci L. Moss, Pharm.D., R.Ph, BCPS Staci L. Moss was born in Amarillo, TX and was diagnosed with chondrodysplasia punctata soon after. A 1994 graduate of Andrews High School in Andrews, Texas, she went to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas to complete her pre-pharmacy requirements. She was graduated from Texas Tech University Health […]

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2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Michelle Colvard

Michelle Colvard Michelle Colvard is proud to be a native Houstonian. Born with spina bifida, she has used a wheelchair for mobility full-time since the 6th grade. Ms. Colvard worked her way through college, graduating Summa cum Laude from the University of Houston. She earned her Master’s degree in Health Promotion from The University of […]

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2007 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Jackie Bartels

Jackie Bartels was born and raised in rural Nebraska. At age 13 she was helping her grandparents fix a broken windmill at their family farm when she fell about 20 feet sustaining a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. From the onset of her disability, Jackie has remained active, nothing […]

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