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First Miss Wheelchair Teen Nevada Cheyenne Leonard

Published on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 (10:43 p.m.)

February 2013 - Las Vegas, NV – Saturday March 2nd, 2013, The Ms. Wheelchair Nevada - Leadership and Advocacy Organization led by Tammy Wilber Stay, the State Coordinator, will hold the Annual Ms. Wheelchair Nevada Pageant at our host hotel the Hilton Garden Inn, in Henderson NV.

This year we are proud to announce the first Miss Wheelchair Teen Nevada will be Cheyenne Leonard of Las Vegas, NV.

Cheyenne Leonard, a 17-year-old senior at Arbor View High School will be crowned as the first 2013 Miss Teen Wheelchair Nevada. This is an honorary title given to a dynamic young lady in the community who has a disability. As part of the Ms. Wheelchair Nevada Advocacy Organization it is a great way to foster relationships with young women who utilize wheelchairs in Nevada.

Cheyenne was born with a disability due to a stroke in utero, which caused her to be born with a broken back. She is an active teen who has had a love for track and field since the age of 6. Two years ago Nevada passed a law that allows students with disabilities to try out for sports along side their classmates who do not have disabilities, thanks to Cheyenne Leonard!!!!

Most recently she was named "most likely to became famous" by her senior class and as she gets crowned with the title on March 2nd at the 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Nevada Pageant, we hope we can assist her in pursuing her dreams and potential.

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