JORDAN “SHELLY” LOWE
In April 2011, Shelly was in a car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest and in a wheelchair. She was a senior in high school at the time, so she had to finish out high school while she was in the hospital. Shelly says she decided, from that point on, that she was going to continue living her life as she had planned it and that she wasn’t going to let the wheelchair stop her. She’s currently a Junior at Fairmont State University where she studies in the field of Psychology. She says that once she graduates, she plans on going to West Virginia University to get her Masters degree. Since her accident, Shelly’s been inspiring a number of people and showing them they can do anything, if they are willing to fight the obstacles.
In October 2013, she was honored with the title of Ms. Wheelchair WV USA where she will compete in the national pageant in July 2014 for a chance to be named Ms. Wheelchair USA. As part of the competition, she had to pick a platform that meant something to her to promote and speak on. Her platform is to promote awareness and to educate people on the importance of supporting people with disabilities (mental or physical), to help them keep their spirits up and to keep them from going down the wrong path.
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