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Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2015 – Jenny Morton

jenny-mortonJenny is a proud wife and mother who lives in Columbia, Tennessee. She is an advocate at heart! Growing up with Spina Bifida and a strong support network has taught this survivor that “Everyone has their own beautiful.” Jenny currently volunteers at Maury Regional Hospital and also at the school her son attends. She is part of the District Federal Program Advisory Committee and an appointed member of the Parent Partnership group. Jenny was also involved in Partners in Policy, which is a group which works to create positive change for individuals with disabilities.

As Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, Jenny’s goals are to encourage acceptance and education for parents with children with disabilities, to raise self-esteem of children with disabilities, and to promote People First Language.

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Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2014 – Amanda Szidiropulosz

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Amanda is an elementary school music teacher in Cleveland, Tennessee. Teaching music in public schools for 16 years is one of her greatest accomplishments. Amanda is now working toward her doctorate in teacher leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Technology in Teaching. Amanda has also won the Teacher of the Year award twice. She was born with spina bifida.

As Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee, Amanda will work to encourage youth with disabilities to find their inner rock star. “Sometimes our biggest disabilities are the limits we give ourselves,” she says.

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Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013 – Bliss Welch

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Bliss has Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2B and describes herself as Determined, Independent, Loyal, Resilient, and Resourceful. Her goal as Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee will be to shift the focus from what people with disabilities cannot do to what we CAN do and to raise awareness of the Abilities of those with disabilities.

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