2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington

2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington
Nicole Martini

What I've Been Up To!!

It’s Dec. 31, 2014, what a year it has been. It’s had it’s ups and downs like any other year. I know it’s been a while since I have updated my posts so I thought I’d sum it all up in this post.

One of the highlights of this past year was competing in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in Long Beach, CA. where I met a lot of very inspiring people. Thought I did not win the title of Ms. Wheelchair America I can away from the pageant with great friends and quite an eye opening experience to people with disabilities.
After coming back life was a little interesting I guess you can say. While I had appearances and speaking engagements like attending and speaking at the “People First” conference which happened to be very close to this year, a couple weeks after returning to WA. I took a couple of spills out of my wheelchair and ended up fracturing both legs. Of course being the active person I am that did Not slow me down very much. I did limit transferring a bit. After about two and a half months with braces on my legs, the day before Thanksgiving I got them take off!!

The People First Conference was very interesting and I met a lot of people who are definitely changing the way mainstream society looks at people with disabilities. The conference I believe was three days. I also decided to join the local People First Chapter and will be running for a position on their board.
Another appearance I had was attending a very special, public wish for Seattle’s own super hero Red Lightening put on by the Make A Wish Foundation in in the Seattle area and the EMP Museum.
After that I was invited to be again on Feet On The Street and also to make an appearance and speak at their Christmas Party.

I know I am forgetting to mention some other speaking engagements so I will leave it at that for now and will update more a little later.

I hope everyone is having a Wonderfully Festive holiday season for those who celebrate!!

P.S. I will be posting pictures to this blog, but if you haven't already please "Like" the Ms. Wheelchair Washington Facebook page!!