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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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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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