In November , Michelle Bazeley was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky, 2005.
Michelle was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Louisville five years ago after graduating from the University of Cincinnati.
Currently she works full time for Community Employment, an agency that provides job services for adults with disabilities, and part time at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She also heads up the Louisville chapter of Winners On Wheels (WOW), a national scouting organization for kids with physical disabilities.
Michelle’s mission is to show people how important it is to teach kids with disabilities early the ideals of independence, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. If these concepts are learned early, kids are more likely to grow up to independent, fulfilling, and healthy lives. She wants to see more kids grow up to earn paychecks, raise families, and really contribute to their communities. Schools working with programs like WOW are vital to this process.
Throughout the year, Michelle will travel around the state talking to kids and spreading her message. In July, she will compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant, held in Albany, NY. She is currently seeking sponsors to fund her costs for taking part in this competition.
If you would like more information about WOW or Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky, would like to invite Michelle to come speak to your organization, or would like to make a donation you can contact her as follows: