And the winner is...
Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2015
Mrs. Carrie Sunday, 29, uses the following by-line on her blog, “I don’t leave footprints. I leave tire tracks.” This motto demonstrates Carrie’s desire to make a mark on this world and encourage people with disabilities to live life to the fullest. Carrie, who obtained a spinal cord injury in 2003, has definitely been living her life to the fullest. She is a wife and mother of a toddler. Carrie is also a speaker, volunteer, employee, artist, and advocate. She currently lives in Overbrook and works as the Quality Systems Coordinator for Innovia Films, Inc. She is also in the beginning stages of opening her own photography business. Carrie is dedicated to making her community a supportive place for all members. She has been a volunteer with the Silverbackks group for two years and also regularly speaks with newly injured patients at Craig Hospital in Colorado each year. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media from Washburn University with an emphasis in writing and publishing. She uses her mass media skills when blogging and has even won two Kansas Associated Collegiate Press Awards. Carrie describes herself as kind, energetic, loyal, motivated, and hard working. She loves to read, is learning to snowboard, and enjoys riding her UTV with her husband. Carrie’s ultimate goal is to be an example for her daughter that anything is possible. She also wants to encourage people with disabilities to take every opportunity to be happy and live life on their own terms.
Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.
Follow Carrie's year on her blog!
Carrie's Upcoming Appearances:
October 17: Maple Leaf Festival Parade (Baldwin City)
October 24: Appearance at Manhattan Zoo (Manhattan)
To arrange a speaking engagement or public appearance by Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2015, please contact Carrie Greenwood, State Coordinator, at 785-267-5982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carrie in the Media
"Washburn Alum Wins 2015 Miss Wheelchair Kansas Crown"
WIBW Channel 13, March 15, 2015
"2015 Miss Wheelchair Kansas Crowned"
KSNT Channel 27, March 15, 2015
"Overbrook woman takes crown as Ms. Wheelchair Kansas"
Osage County News, March 27, 2015
"Newest Ms. Wheelchair Kansas advocates for women with disabilities"
Ottawa Herald, April 2, 2015
"Ms. Wheelchair Kansas participates in national competition"
Osage County News, August 23, 2015