2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington

2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington
Nicole Martini

Words of Encouragement

Just because you have a disability does not mean that you have limits. With the right mindset and support of those around you, you can go as far as your heart can take you. I am a living example of this. I have gone through many ups and downs. Yet with God’s help, I have been able to come out of each one of those ups and downs, a stronger person. God has allowed me to accomplish and experience many things.

Aside from all of my accomplishments, I have had many setbacks as well. I am a strong believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason. I believe that all my setbacks and trials that I have been faced with were only to make me stronger than I was before. Therefore, there is no room to complain about anything. Each heartache or unexpected circumstance played its role in making me who I have become. It is because of the pre-judgments, wrongful stereotypes, lack of inclusion and misunderstandings of people living with a disability that I am so passionate about the work that I do to advocate for people living with disabilities. If I had not personally experienced all of these things, I would not have had a reason to work so hard to make a positive impact in today’s world.

With all of that being said, it is important that everyone take their times of trial and turn them into an accomplishment. Anyone has the ability to do that! We can overcome anything!

I hope all of you continue to be encouraged by the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Program!