2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington

2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington
Nicole Martini


I want to take this time to give a big THANK YOU to TiLite for helping to provide me with a new wheelchair to use at the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant! I love my TiLite wheelchair! It is so comfortable and relieves my back pain that I have had for years. It is stylish, very light weight and easy to get around in. My TiLite wheelchair goes over bumps and cracks so smoothly! I love it! Thank you TiLite!

Blue Path

On July 14th, 2010 I was invited by Blue Path, to assist in the making of an informational video which displays the struggles of those who utilize wheelchairs while being in a hotel living situation. This was such a joyous project to participate in. I have had a number of experiences with hotel accomodations not being completely accessible to my personal needs. My best friend, Tony McCane, has also been very passionate in wanting to advocate for the right accomodations for guests who are utilizing wheelchairs during their stay at the hotels. It is a great privilege to be a part of Blue Path's hotel advocacy project! Not only does it give me the ability to advocate and educate about my personal experiences while staying at hotels, but it also gave me the ability to carry on Tony McCane's mission of raising awareness of the necessary changes that need to happen within hotels across America. Thank you Blue Path for inviting me to such a big part of this great advocacy project!

New Mobility

As previously stated, I am featured in the July issue of Paraplegic News! So far this year, I have been featured in the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities newsletter, Kersey Mobility newsletter, Spina Bifida Association of Washington State newsletter, Tacoma Community College student newsletter and now... New Mobility magazine! New Mobility magazine has published an article in the July issue featuring both my twin sister, Klarissa, and I! Thank you New Mobility! It is an honor to be included in such a ground breaking magazine!

Annual Get Together

On June 19th the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Program held our annual Ms. Wheelchair Washington get together! Tammy, Sigrid, Elaine, Meg, Janette and myself came together for a day of fun at Janette's house! It was such a fun time! With everyone living all throughout Washington state, and having separate goals and visions to work towards, it is not very often that we all get the chance to get together to just have a good time. I just love the sense of unity and support that the Ms. Wheelchair Washington program gives to all women wheelers! I have never had a strong support system of women who also utilize wheelchairs. Since I have entered into the Ms. Wheelchair Washington family, I can honestly say that I have the strongest support system of fellow women wheelers that I could ever ask for. We each have a bond with each other that can never be broken. I will be a part of the Ms. Wheelchair Washington family all the way to the end! I am so honored to be able to say that! Love you ladies!