a 15-year old homeschooled student from Clarksville, Tennessee. She is a
typical teenage just rolling through life in a pretty pink wheelchair. Kaylie
loves everything musical, anything artsy, and of course, the library! She was born 2 months premature and with
Kaylie has an interest in
home design and wants to design homes that would be accessible to all kinds of
special needs. Her personal motto comes from the Audrey Hepburn quote: “Nothing
is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’”. Kaylie views herself as kind,
compassionate, funny, wise, and patient.
Kaylie was crowned Jr. Miss Wheelchair Tennessee on September 28, 2019 in Chattanooga, TN
Liberty Barnum is a 13-year old from Hixson, TN At the age of 7, Libby sustained an incomplete C6-T1 spinal cord injury. Since then, she was chosen as the 2013 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ambassador. As the CMNH Ambassador for North Carolina, she was invited to tour children’s hospitals in Orlando, FL. and meet former President Obama in the White House. She regularly has the audience of our government officials and has received multiple awards for her advocacy.
Christy is a college student in Decatur, TN. Her platform is the importance of accessibility on school and college campuses.
Rachel is 19 years old and was born with a mitochondrial disease called pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. She currently attends Chuckey Doak High School. She likes to be out and about, is always smiling, and has a positive attitude. Rachel is from Greenville and describes herself as an angel, amazing, beautiful, engaging, and happy. Rachel would like to spread awareness about the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex. There is little known about this disease and education and funding is needed to help doctors with proper care and one day, find a cure. Rachel will continue her reign through 2016.