Iowa is in need of a new spokeswoman for people with disabilities. Judy Hoit, of Iowa City, is state coordinator for the Ms. Wheelchair Iowa Program. She’s a polio survivor and was Iowa’s first Ms. Wheelchair in 1996.The program is looking for women between the ages of 21 and 60 who’ve lived in Iowa at least a year, who are U-S citizens and who use a wheelchair daily for mobility. The winner of the title will go on a statewide public speaking tour to highlight not her disability, but her many abilities.The winner of the April state pageant in Iowa City will represent Iowa in the national Ms. Wheelchair competition in Maryland this summer. Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2001 is Becky Cadwell of Sioux City, who will hand over the crown this spring. Potential contestants can contact Judy Hoit through “Access Now” at (319) 351-8375 or via email at “[email protected]”. The deadline to enter is March 1st.
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