It’s times like these with Boston and West that really make you take a step back and realize how incredibly blessed we all are. We all have challenges and obstacles to deal with and overcome but we are placed on this Earth for a reason. We live in an amazing world where, yes, awful things happen. But then they are followed by immense outpourings of care and selflessness. How incredibly humbling is it to know that we are part of such a loving statewide and nationwide community? All we can do is hug our loved ones, be thankful for all we have and lend a hand to those in need in any way we can. Our thoughts an prayers are with victims and their families. If any of you need to talk about how these tragedies have affected you, please reach out to us. We may not be therapists but we will always lend an ear and hopefully some uplifting words!
If you’ve been following the blog, the newsletter, or the facebook Corral, you’ve heard us talking about two big contests we have been involved with: Ms. Wheelchair Texas and the Mobility Awareness Month Local Hero Contest.
Ms. Wheelchair Texas was held earlier this month in southern Texas and was an amazing group of dedicated and inspirational (not to mention BEAUTIFUL) women and girls. One of our dear interns, Skylar, competed and took home 1st Runner-Up. We are so incredibly proud of her and how passionate she is about changing perceptions of disabilities and creating awareness. That girl has an amazing heart and we know she will change the world!
Another one of our sweet friends, Justin Fetz, is CURRENTLY competing in the Local Hero Contest. Justin is a familiar face and kind friend to everyone who has ever attended camp and we are asking everyone to go to the link below and support him! Winners of the Local Hero Contest will get custom wheelchair accessible vehicles. Go check out the contest, Justin’s page and vote here! VOTE VOTE VOTE!
Our beloved Skylar is headed down to Houston today for the Ms. Wheelchair Texas pageant! Last month, we posted a little bit about the competition itself and what it’s about. Let’s take this opportunity to wish Skylar and all of the other contestants good luck!!!
I’ll start off: Skylar, you are an amazing person. You were so eager and welcoming when I first started attending camp! You are truly beautiful inside and out and would make a remarkable Ms. Wheelchair Texas. Good luck and we love you!!! To all the other incredible ladies running: you are all inspirational and magnificent women! Good luck!!!