Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020 set to be crowned

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BIALA) - The Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana competition will be held on November 2 at Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital located at 8595 United Plaza Blvd., Baton Rouge.

The daylong competition will culminate at 3:00 pm with the Crowning Ceremony, which will be open to the public. There will be three contestants competing for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana, 2020. They will each give a speech outlining their platform, during the crowning ceremony. During her reign, the newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana, will travel the state advocating for people with disabilities and sharing her message.

Karen Roy proudly wore the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2018 and Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 to advocate for others with disabilities. She hopes to inspire the contestants on their quest to become Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020.

When Karen was a 19-year-old college student, she was shot in the back during an armed robbery, where she was left paralyzed from the waist down. Her life was forever changed, but little did she know that her injury would ultimately have a huge impact on so many others. After being crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2018, Karen traveled the state promoting her platform, “Stand for Life,” and advocating for all individuals with disabilities.

In July 2018, once again, her life was forever changed as she was recognized for her amazing advocacy efforts and achievements by being crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2019. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime,” says Roy, “and I look forward to helping the newly-crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020 as she takes her message around the state providing education and promoting advocacy for individuals with disabilities.”

The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/Louisiana Chapter of The United Spinal Association (BIALA) will be presenting the Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana competition in their efforts to provide education and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

For more information on the Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana pageant or the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana/Louisiana Chapter of United Spinal Association, email Kimberly Hill at or call (504) 982-0685.

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