Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013 – Bliss Welch
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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More About Bliss
Bliss is currently a graduate student working on her Master’s degree in Accountancy at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and holds an undergraduate degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College. She is employed at Island Cove Marina & Resort in the accounting department. Bliss is involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, assists as an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, and has also been a guest speaker at the International Dysferlin Conferences held throughout the country. Bliss enjoys hunting deer and new outfits for her 17-month old, Annabelle.
Bliss’ Platform Speech from the 2013 MWTN Pageant