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There she is...Ms. Wheelchair USA

July 31, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

From the Fun Friday Files: Kate Matelan of Pennsylvania was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA on July 25 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The 21-year-old Matelan, who became paralyzed in a car accident when she was 5 years old, is a senior majoring in business administration at Bucknell University. Judges commended Matelan on her disability efforts on campus, including a meeting with university officials to discuss obstacles like lab tables in science classrooms that are too high for students in wheelchairs. As...

Kate Matelan, Ms. Wheelchair USA, On The Editor's Desk


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