Krystal Monteros, who has Spina Bifida is from Tacoma, WA. She describes herself as successful, determined, enthusiastic, compassionate, and self-motivated. Her platform is called KidsAbility and if she becomes Ms. Wheelchair Washington, she wants to spend time educating kids with disabilities in Washington State to reach their best quality life. As a child who had a different type of childhood due to her disability, Krystal often felt isolated from her classmates. She feels it is important for children with disabilities to have role models at a young age. She wants to be a mentor to children so they all know that while they might be different, they also have many options to do everything they want in life.
2009 Ms. Wheelchair Washington Contestants - Jacqueline Adams and Krystal Monteros
Jacqueline Adams, who become a paraplegic from a car crash is from Omak, WA. She describes herself proactive, positive, professional, compassionate, and courageous. Her platform is called “Changing the World One Child at a Time.” Since she has been a first grade teacher for over ten years, she wants to to be a positive role model to children and continue to teach them to open their minds and eyes to an awareness and acceptance beyond most adults. She wants to show families that as an educator she can enrich many children’s lives through education and her personal life experience. One day she would also like to write a book about her life story, so she can help others push themselves through life’s many challenges, to see that everyone deserves success and happiness – no matter what happens in their life.