Issue #8 – Real World Spotlight

Tammy Wilbur-Ms. Wheelchair N.V

 

When Tammy Wilbur won miss wheelchair Seattle in 2006 she proved not only to herself but the whole world that individuality is beauty. After being handicapped at a young age of 17. Tammy was not sure she would ever feel the happiness for herself as she had once felt. In her small hometown of New Hampshire after graduating High School it took a couple of years for Tammy to find woman with disabilities that she could relate to in age. Once she started making connections with these women, she believed it was a stepping stone in direction of internal happiness. As her networking started to progress, as did her inspiration to reach out and become a part of the proud wheelchair community. In the year 2006 Tammy Wilbur heard of a competition that would change her life called the miss wheelchair American pageant, at the time however, Tammy residing in Seattle, there were no such competition. She decided to push the envelope and apply as an independent delegate in hopes of being the first representative for Washington. 

 

Following her win in 2006 she became the volunteer state wheelchair coordinator and maintained the title until resigning in 2010.

 

 Tammy in 2010 decided to reach out further than just her community and help Nevada get back to the wheelchair pride that had been lost since the last pageant in the 1980’s.

After a year of networking and expanding interest, Nevada had a pageant finally again in 2011. On any day you can find Mrs. Wilbur in her favorite pair of highly stylish and extremely comfortable Sketcher Mary Jane’s with legging, and a cute summer dress trying to spread her passion for growth. And enjoying being a newlywed to her supportive husband. Her desire to help women of disabilities to see their true potentional is liberating mi

llions each day to embrace their individual and be proud. Tammy Wilbur is an example of people in the world that work hard to better society while expecting nothing in return but equality and respect for all. Tammy Wilbur believes that each person with Disabilities needs to embrace that we may be different, but we are also unique

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