Becoming Ms Wheelchair Kentucky 2012 and going on to compete in Ms Wheelchair America and being able to meet so many other amazing girls in wheelchairs was my “ah-ha moment.” Experiencing clothing obstacles on my own was one thing but seeing others struggle was another. I knew I could make a difference first hand. Though when asking others about what would make there lives easier was difficult. Those in wheelchairs adapt to things because there isn’t always something to fit their needs. I want to fit those needs.
Just like this mom who wanted her child to be able to look like everyone else and hold his head high. So she set out to solve the problem for differently-abled individuals. I applaud her for shinning a positive light on the way she identifies people for their abilities rather than their disabilities.
I want to solve those problems for those in wheelchairs. Designing jeans with the right features can help someone with some of their daily obstacles we face.
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