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Sam Moreno

Our Mission

The mission of the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee organization is to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of women who use wheelchairs for 100% of community mobility. This organization also advocates for and with people with disabilities and educates the public on issues involving people with disabilities.


June 6, 2014 Chattanooga Zoo

Being Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee allows me the privilege to be a public figure and meet so many special people. Every year, the Chattanooga Zoo opens after hours for families with children who have special needs and, in a partnership with Unum, provides admission, activities, and food at no cost. This was a truly special night indeed. I was able to set up a table by the food tent and came in contact with so many nice people throughout the evening.

It was awesome to tell them about the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee organization! I was able to give out information and I hope this will be a way to get more people involved in our pageant and with the organization! I made many special new friends, one of them being a sweet girl named Jenny who wanted her picture taken with a princess. Although I don’t feel like I am royalty, I am very proud of what I represent! I look forward to continuing to spread my message in the coming year!

Special Olympics – Nashville

May 16th 2014 Nashville, TN

What a great night at the Nashville Special Olympics held at Lipscomb University! I had the privilege of being a banner judge and boy, was that a tough job!

There were so many beautiful banners that represented each area, and I know a lot of hard work went into them! I was blessed to spend the evening with our current Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson, a fellow judge. What a beautiful person inside and out! One of the biggest blessings of this title is all of the new connections I get to make! Shelby even wants to volunteer at our next pageant. One of the many highlights of the ceremony was hearing gold medalist figure skater Scott Hamilton offer words of wisdom to the athletes. Oh, and we cannot forget the parachuting cows from Chic Fil A! Above all, it was so wonderful to be a part of such an important night for so many courageous individuals! I look forward to being part of the Special Olympics for many years to come!