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Richmond local crowned Ms. Wheelchair Va.

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Posted at 11:27 PM, Mar 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-22 23:27:18-04

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, a Richmond resident, was crowned last week in a showcase that highlighted the accomplishments of six remarkable women who have overcome many personal challenges and obstacles.

Stephanie Copeland was paralyzed eight-years ago in an alcohol related car accident.

She transformed the incident into a platform that promoted nationally,“Taking the positive spin on life.”

Copeland graduated in 2007 in the top 1 percentile of her class, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, is the largest Ms. Wheelchair state program in the country. The winners received a scholarship.

After being crowned Stephanie commented, “As Ms. Wheelchair Virginia 2012, I will educate others to see a person before a set of wheels, inspire Virginians to take a Positive Spin on life, and impact lives through my experiences.”