Rolling Like a Celebrity-Ms. Wheelchair NJ 2009

Published: August 24, 2009  |  Source: blog.easystand.com
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santina-muha-20092-150x150Santina Muha not only rolls like a celebrity, she is a celebrity! She also plays an active role in the disability community.  Santina is a guest writer on the EasyStand Blog, read some of her posts.  I was inspired by her words, “There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”

“There are people out there doing amazing things, and I believe we should all be recognized for our efforts, no matter what our abilities.”

On Friday, April 17, Santina Muha, a T-11 paraplegic, was named Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2009, also making her eligible to compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant held in South Dakota this week!

In March 1989, when Santina was just 5 years old she was in a car accident that left her with a spinal cord injury. Now in her twenties she is an active presence in the disability community.  She is a Communications Associate for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association(NSCIA), CNN iReporter, co-host of various online programs like SCI News & Views and Breaking Barriers, mentor to younger wheelchair users and public speaker.

In November of 2007 Santina was the first contestant to use a wheelchair on the gameshow “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”  She also recently appeared in a national campaign for Target stores representing consumers who use wheelchairs.

As an aspiring actress & model, Santina rolls with celebrities like Professir X.  Check out her many videos on Professir X’s YouTube page.  You can also check her out on Facebook & MySpace.

Good Luck Santina at the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant!

by Bryanne Freitag