Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
Recently the Ms California Wheelchair Organization, a 501 C3 nonprofit organization went to South Dakota to have their 2009 candidate compete with all the other States' Ms. Wheelchair winners for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America. Flexiciser International who is a corporate sponsor for Ms. Wheelchair CA pageant, a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization was excited to hear that California's entry Alyson Roth came in as second Runner Up in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant.
Alyson Roth, Ms California 2009 & now also 2nd Runner Up Ms Wheelchair America
"Alyson Roth is doing wonderful work in the community and we are so excited that she did so well at the National event", says Bryan Mallindine, President of Flexiciser International Carlsbad, CA manufacturer of the world's leading edge movement therapy equipment.
"We are honored to be a corporate sponsor for the Ms Wheelchair Ca pageant and its dynamic director Ruthee Goldkorn, as well as looking forward to a partnership we are working on with the Ms Wheelchair America pageant", says Bryan Mallindine, President of Flexiciser International.
Erika Boden, Ms Wheelchair North Carolina, is the new Ms Wheelchair America and Ms Wheelchair Washington, Jennette Sexton, was the first Runner Up with our own Ms Wheelchair CA Alyson Roth being the 2nd Runner Up.
"Ms. Wheelchair America and Ms. Wheelchair California Pageants are competitions designed to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for the millions of Americans with disabilities. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature. As Ms. Wheelchair California, her duties are numerous. Each year she has the opportunity to travel, make public appearances, and conduct radio, print, and television interviews in the fulfillment of her responsibilities. These include promoting awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers; educating Californians on disability issues; and informing the public of the achievements of people with disabilities across our great state", says Ruthee Goldkorn, Executive Director, and a former Ms Wheelchair 2001 winner.
In 2000, Alyson was involved in a near-fatal car accident that left her with a spinal cord injury and paralyzed from the waist down. Alyson obtained her BS in Music Education at Samford University (2002), and her MS in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University (2005). While at Samford University, she was (successful) instrumental in establishing a "Disability Awareness Week" where students learned about different disabilities and simulated them in order to understand the barriers that confronted students with disabilities. It brought new awareness to the campus and became a catalyst for further accessibility within the community. After graduation, she taught music in the public and private school sector before joining Free Wheelchair Mission in 2007. Free Wheelchair Mission is a non-profit organization that distributes wheelchairs to 71 countries around the world to the poorest people with disabilities.
She has also written several articles and been published in several magazines regarding disability awareness. In her free time, Alyson enjoys providing mentorship for newly injured patients; participating in several outdoor activities including waterskiing, surfing, and swimming, and singing in the Gospel Choir at Saddleback Church. It is Alyson's desire to educate the public on the truths of having a disability and empower them to be all they can be in a world full of possibilities.
Headquartered in Carlsbad,CA., Flexiciser™ International is the nation's leading manufacturer of Physical Movement Therapy™ Devices, a unique durable medical equipment technology designed to provide movement for mobility-challenged customers. For both Medicare and private insurance customers, Flexiciser™ delivers proven quality on their innovative technology and customer-focused service nationwide. For more information, call 888 353-9462 or visit http://www.flexiciser.com.
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