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Celebrating and Empowering Our
Next Generation of Young Role Models!


Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas '20-'21

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Isabel Einwich
Bel Aire, KS

Isabel Einwich spreads joy wherever she goes! She always has a positive, happy-go-lucky attitude and is friendly with everyone that she meets. Isabel, who lives in Bel Aire, is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at Robinson Middle School in Wichita. Isabel was born with Spina Bifida, which causes her to use a wheelchair and leg braces, and be deaf in one ear. She does not let her disability stop her from anything! Despite having numerous surgeries and 80+ visits to the doctor thus far in her life, Isabel pushes forward with determination and a smile on her face. Isabel loves school and is very active in her community. She enjoys playing sports and is very active with Wichita Adaptive Sports, participating in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and track events. When making visits to the doctor in Kansas City, Isabel and her family make sure to visit the Ronald McDonald House there where they prepare meals and interact with the families. They were even named the Family of the Year in 2016. Isabel is described as friendly /sociable, compassionate, imaginative, ambitious, and hard-working. She loves being around her friends and especially enjoys interacting with other youth who have similar disabilities and medical conditions. Isabel loves reading and is also a talented writer and artist. She is excited to spread joy across Kansas as she becomes Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas '20-'21!

Follow Isabel's year on the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Facebook page!

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Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2020 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.


Isabel's Upcoming Appearances:

November: TBD

Please note: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Isabel is not conducting appearances in public, but, if your classroom or group is interested in having her speak, we can explore using digital platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Live, etc. Contact Carrie at the email or phone number below to explore these options.

To arrange a speaking engagement or public appearance by Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas '20-'21, please contact Carrie Greenwood, Little Miss Co-Coordinator, at 785-633-7255 or mswheelchairkansas@yahoo.com.


Get to Know Isabel

Learn all about Isabel in this new powerpoint that SHE created all about herself! From how her disability affects her to her favorite hobbies, this creative powerpoint gives you an up close and personal look at this awesome young lady. Click below for the version that works for you:

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Isabel in the Media

"Hilary Garrett crowned Miss Wheelchair Kansas"
KSNT News, March 15, 2020

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PREVIOUS LITTLE MISS TITLEHOLDERS

 

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2019

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OE Barth
Topeka, KS

Olga Barth, also known as OE, is a young lady full of life who lights up a room with her smile! OE is 11 years old and is a 4th grader at North Fairview Elementary in Topeka. OE has had Cerebral Palsy since birth and communicates through an AAC device. She does not let her disability stop her from being an energetic, happy, active 11 year old! OE enjoys being included in everything. She loves interacting with her peers at school, is very social, and loves and accepts all people. OE especially loves spending time with her family who adopted her about six years ago. She is tri-lingual in English, Russian, and American Sign Language. OE is involved with a Boccia League, loves swimming at the Easter Seals Capper Foundation, and enjoys playing hockey in PE at school. She has been described as amazing, happy, loving, social, and ornery. OE loves to have fun and make people laugh! When OE grows up, she would like to be a vet and take care of animals.

Follow OE's year on the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Facebook page!

Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2019 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.


Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2018

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Ariana Hutchinson
Topeka, KS

Ariana Hutchinson is an energetic and involved 12-year-old who does not let anything keep her from having the fun she loves! Ariana was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, which causes her bones to break easily. Her wheelchair helps her get around in her community safely. Ariana attends 7th grade at Robinson Middle School in Topeka, Kansas. She loves having sleepovers with her friends, listening to music, making videos, and going to after school clubs and dances. Ariana also likes making and creating things, and she especially enjoys photography. This year, she will also be participating in her school’s play. Ariana enjoys spending time with her family, and is looking forward to meeting people and forming new friendships with other girls and women with disabilities. When she grows up, Ariana plans to attend college and become a professional photographer.

Follow Ariana's year on the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Facebook page!

Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.

Ariana in the Media

"Ms. Wheelchair Kansas crowned 2018 in Lawrence"
KSNT Channel 27, March 11, 2018

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Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2017

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Sophia Beers
Wichita, KS

Sophia Beers is an outgoing, happy, 10 year old who does not let anything hold her back! Sophia lives in Wichita with her family and currently attends Explorer Elementary School, where she is a 4th grader. She loves to get out in the community and participates in 5K races with her family. Sophia also enjoys swimming at her local YMCA. Sophia has had spina bifida since birth, but does not let that stop her from being full of life and active. If Sophia wants to participate in something or achieve a goal, she will find a way to do it! She has been described as strong-willed and beautiful inside and out. Sophia loves animals, especially dogs and zebras, and wants to be a veterinarian or own a bakery someday. She also loves chocolate and baking with her family. She loves the color pink, going to the movies, and painting. Sophia is a caring, soft-spoken young lady who is ready to take on the world… or at least the state! She will do just that as she takes on the title of Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2017!

Follow Sophia's year on the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Facebook page!

Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2017 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.

Sophia in the Media

"Ms. Wheelchair Kansas pageant empowers local women with disabilities"
WIBW Channel 13, March 19, 2017

"Miss. Wheelchair Kansas crowned in Lawrence"
KSNT Channel 27, March 19, 2017

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Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2016

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Aubrey May
Olathe, KS

Aubrey May is a smart, outgoing, 9-year-old who loves to meet new people! Although she faces many challenges due to having congenital muscular dystrophy, she almost always has a positive outlook and spreads happiness to others. Aubrey lives in Olathe and is currently a 4th grader at Cedar Creek Elementary. She loves playing with her two sisters, hanging out with friends, and being involved in school and church activities. Aubrey is involved in the “Chirpers” children’s choir at church, as well as her school choir. She is in the Battle of the Books Club at school and is involved with Miracle League Baseball. Aubrey has been described as friendly, brave, smart, outgoing, and kind!

Follow Aubrey's year on the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Facebook page!

Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2016 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.


Aubrey in the Media

"2016 Ms. Wheelchair and Little Miss Wheelchair crowned"
WIBW Channel 13, March 13, 2016

"Ms. Wheelchair Kansas and Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas crowned in Sunday ceremony"
Topeka Capital Journal, March 13, 2016

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Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2015

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Delaney Murphy
Ottawa, KS

Delaney Murphy is a sweet, funny, sassy, caring little girl that instantly grabs your attention when you meet her! This enthusiastic 10 year old was born with Spina Bifida. She goes to school at Garfield Elementary in Ottawa and is in the fourth grade. Delaney is a member of Sacred Heart Church. She has been involved in a Make A Wish Walk and is a supporter of the Rodney White Children's Foundation. Even at a young age, Delaney has been making a difference! She helped with building the first accessible playground in Ottawa. Delaney is no stranger to the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas family! She has been a bright light at the past four crowning ceremonies while serving as a flower attendant. When Delaney loves something, it shows inside and out! This includes her love of baseball. Delaney is a huge fan of the Kansas City Royals with Alex Gordon being her favorite player. She loves cheering on her brother, Jackson, when he is playing baseball and serves as his biggest cheerleader. This spring, Delaney herself will be involved with the Miracle League Fields. Like most girls her age, Delaney loves spending time her family and friends. Delaney also loves music! Her favorites include One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Luke Bryan. This energetic young lady can light up a room and will surely be a bright spot in our state as she fulfills her duties as the FIRST Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas!

Visit the Latest Event page for more information about the 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event.


Delaney in the Media

"Little Miss Wheelchair's reaction to success: I was literally screaming"
Ottawa Herald, March 14, 2015

"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

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The Program

Mission

To annually select one young girl, who is wheelchair mobile, that will serve as a role model to her peers, share her story, educate other young people, and be mentored by our adult titleholder.

What is Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas?

The Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program recognizes young girls, ages 5-12, who are wheelchair mobile, dynamic, spirited, positive, and who have something to say to the people in our state! Each year, one girl is chosen from a pool of contestants to serve as the Little Miss titleholder. Whoever is chosen works alongside our Ms. Wheelchair Kansas titleholder to empower and educate people of all ages. She attends various events, shares her story, serves as an example for other youth with disabilities, and empowers Kansans through her positive attitude.

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How to Apply

 

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