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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

local woman competes for Ms. Wheelchair America title

Since injuring her spinal cord in a car accident in 2007, Katie Smith has lived her life in a wheelchair, but she thrives on discussing her disability.

“When a child on a street asks me why I'm in a wheelchair, I will entertain every question I can,” said Smith, 27, of Stahlstown.

Smith will entertain questions from a panel of judges next week when she travels to Houston to represent Pennsylvania in Ms. Wheelchair America, a national pageant that recognizes the accomplishments and goals of women who use wheelchairs.

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