And the winner is...
Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2013
Mrs. Angel Shaver, 38, does not let her disability define who she is and what she can do. Although she has been through many challenges in life, including receiving nerve damage and a traumatic brain injury in 2004, Angel has not let this stop her from living a full life. She is a wife, mother of two children, and proudly owns the label of “domestic engineer,” also known as a stay at home mom. Angel, who lives in WKkeeney, is not just a stay at home mom, though. She currently works as the Secretary at the WaKeeney Church of God. She is also a bookkeeper and piano teacher. Angel also volunteers as a LeadHer Coordinator, Mom’s in Prayer Leader, and a member of the PTO. She has also been an America Heritage Girls Trailblazer Troop Leader, taught Sunday school and a children’s program at her church, and helped with the music program at her church. Angel was also a Ms. Wheelchair Kansas contestant in 2006 and 2007. When not taking care of her family, working, or volunteering, Angel actively maintains two internet blogs: one about living her life as a person with a disability and the other about her faith journey. In June, Angel began a partnership with her new service dog. Angel holds a Master of Science degree in Family Therapy from Friends University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science and Bible/Theology from Mid-America Bible College in Oklahoma. She is an avid reader, loves to travel, and has a goal to, one day, visit all 50 states (she has already visited 35!). Angel describes herself as a Christian, wife, mom, smart, and determined. She hopes to empower and support other women, as well as serve as a role model, encouraging people to not let challenges prevent them from reaching their goals and accomplishing much in life!
Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.
To follow Angel's journey, read her blog!
Angel's Upcoming Appearances:
March 30 : Pancake Feed Fundraiser (WaKeeney)
April 6 : 5K for Steven Johnson Syndrome Foundation (WaKeeney)
April 14 : Friendship Tea (Ogallah)
May 4 & 5 : Kansas Sampler Festival (Liberal)
To arrange a speaking engagement or public appearance by Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2013, please contact Carrie Greenwood, State Coordinator, at 785-267-5982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Miss. Wheelchair Kansas Crowned in Topeka"
WIBW Channel 13, March 17, 2013