Baton Rouge woman wins Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana in partnership with Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital, held its annual Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana competition on Nov. 2. After a daylong event, judges awarded the title to Tamara Green, 37, of Baton Rouge for her advocacy efforts for individuals with disabilities.

As Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020, Green will travel the state to help inspire others, regardless of disability. Green will also work to increase public awareness of mental health issues associated with living with a disability.

Green was paralyzed from the waist down after a motor vehicle crash in 2001. While adapting to her new life, Green raised three children and started her own healthcare business. Today, Green is working toward opening her second business and continues to be a devoted wife. She said, outside of family, she finds daily motivation in inspiring and encouraging others.

Green will represent Louisiana at the national Ms. Wheelchair America competition August 17-23, 2020 in Little Rock, AR. The reigning Ms. Wheelchair America is Hilary Muehlberger of Missouri, who was crowned on July 6.

As Ms. Wheelchair America, titleholders bring awareness to the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers, inform the able-bodied public of the achievements of the millions of people with disabilities across the nation, and assist with the establishment of programs in all 50 states by promoting Ms. Wheelchair America. During her year long reign, she will also have the opportunity to travel visiting advocacy groups, making public appearances and conducting radio, print ad, and TV interviews. 

The Ms. Wheelchair America program was established in 1972 as a forum for promoting the achievements and needs of persons with mobility challenges.

If you would like to place a request to have Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020 Tamara Green, speak at your next group function, call (225) 436-6711.

If you are interested in learning more about competing in Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana, contact Kimberly Hill at kim@biala.org or (504) 982-0685.

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