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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....

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