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How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Helped Shape the Disability Rights Movement

While most people know of the work which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did during the Civil Rights Movement, his work towards equalization extended far beyond that for African Americans. He was also a major component of helping pave the way towards a more accessible country. When changes were beginning to be being made for …

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Ideas for Raising Funds to Purchase a Wheelchair Accessible Van

In recent years, sites like GoFundMe have helped raise individuals and organizations millions of dollars for charitable causes. In addition to starting an online fundraising site, here are a few ideas that can help you raise money for an accessible van:

Ms. Wheelchair President Shelly Loose is Expanding the Pageant

In 2007, Shelly Loose was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Michigan, and competed in the national Ms. Wheelchair America pageant where her life was changed forever. Shelly went into the pageant with her mind set on winning, and even though she didn’t leave with the crown, she did meet contestants who became some of her best friends. …

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A Year as Ms. Wheelchair America – Eliza McIntosh Stauffer

A little over a year ago Eliza McIntosh was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2017. Since that time, she has gotten married, visited 21 states and two countries to advocate on behalf of the wheelchair community, and will be graduating this spring with a degree in Political Science from the University of Utah! Eliza was surprised …

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