Louisiana, USA — A stunning disability advocate from Baton Rouge took home the crown for this year’s Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana.
The competition took place last November 2 at Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital. It is an event presented by The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/Louisiana Chapter of United Spinal Association (BIALA) to provide education and advocate for all individuals with disabilities.
After the daylong competition, the Crowning Ceremony announced 37-year-old Tamara Green as the winner.
According to the organizers, they chose her because of her advocacy efforts for individuals with disabilities. During the ceremony, they shared her platform called “Mental Health While Dealing with Day to Day Life”.
Furthermore, Ms. Green is a married mother of three kids. She was involved in a car accident last 2001 that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
While adjusting to life in a wheelchair, Ms. Green continued her education in the healthcare field. She then started an independently owned and operated business and is currently in the beginning stages of opening up her second business.
The newly-crowned queen says she wants to inspire and encourage those around her every day. Now, as Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana, Ms. Green will travel around the state and use her title to share her message and passion in order to provide education about those with disabilities. Most importantly, she will also work to increase public awareness and the mental health issues that go along with living with a disability.
This summer of 2020, Ms. Green will represent Louisiana at the national Ms. Wheelchair America competition.
For more information on the Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana pageant or the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/Louisiana chapter of United Spinal Association, visit www.biala.org or email Kimberly Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.