New Titleholders Crowned for 2022!

The new Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2022 and Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2022 were crowned on Oct, 16th 2021 at the crowning ceremony in Franklin, TN.

During the competition weekend, the contestants participated in 5 workshops including Speaking to Government Leaders, Public Speaking, Self-Defense, Zumba, and a Q&A with previous titleholders. They were selected based on their performance in 3 judging sessions both private and on stage as well as a prepared speech.

The 2 winners, Danita Marsh and Anora Martin performed remarkably well and have earned the title of Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee and Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee, respectfully. Danita will go on to represent Tennessee in the Ms. Wheelchair America competition to be held in August 2022.

Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2022 – Anora Martin

Anora is a 2nd grader from Harrison, TN. She loves horseback riding and doing community activities at Signal Centers, Miracle League of Chattanooga. She has also done lots of Volunteer work for her school including cleaning, painting, and donating supplies for the next school year.

Anora has not only touched so many people’s lives with her free-spirited, fearless outlook but has taught so many about inclusion. Anora has a never-give-up attitude towards life. She has learned to overcome and adapt to life with a smile on her face, never once letting her disability define her or her capabilities.

Anora uses a power wheelchair due to having Cerebral Palsy. Her mother says “She is a beautiful young lady inside and out. She is not only an amazing role model but has made a huge impact in her community.”

Her family views her as thoughtful, adventurous, courageous, fearless, and warmhearted.

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2022 – Danita Marsh

Danita is a former Nashville police officer from Hermitage, TN. She sustained a spinal cord injury while on duty and uses a power wheelchair full-time.

In the time since her injury, she has stayed involved with the Nashville Police Department and has been a board member on several local non-profit organizations aimed to provide aid to both women of color and families of first-responders injured or killed in the line of duty.

She has also taken the time to work on her own goals. She says “Since becoming a wheelchair user I’ve had the opportunity to advance my education by earning a Master’s degree and completing law school. However, my biggest accomplishments are being an advocate for others, helping others find their voice, and personal autonomy.”

Her personal moto is: Sit tall. Stand firm. Never waver. Never give up.

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