Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

May 15, 2005

Wheelchair Pageant Winner Gets New Crown

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:03 pm

Chana Meira brings us this update of this story of a woman who was stripped of the title “Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin” after it was discovered that she was not disabled enough — that is, she can stand for short periods of time and was pictured in a newspaper photo doing so. Now:

In response, the World Association of Persons With Disabilities has established a new competition and titled Janeal Lee Miss disAbility International. Ms. Lee likes the new competition’s outlook, as symbolized by the small ‘d’ and capital ‘A’. She stated “It tells you the focus of the program is on people’s abilities and I think that is excellent.

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