EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)- A new Miss Wheelchair Wisconsin has been crowned. Samantha Schroth of Greenville was given the title Saturday in Menomonie.
The crown was passed on by Amber Gilberg of Menomonie. Schroth will go on to represent the badger state at nationals in California this August.
She says her goal is to teach people that a disability doesn't define someone nor hinder them.
In May of 2013, the 22-year-old suffered a spinal cord injury after a dead tree fell on her while she was at a friend’s cabin.
"I hope to be able to educate a lot of people a lot of people of different age’s young kids and older individuals about people and a life with a disability. What it’s like and everything we are capable of and the issues we face and all that we bring to the table,” said Schroth.
Two other women competed at the event, Raquella Freeman and Pamela Devuyst. Menomonie Police Officers volunteered their time to escort the girls for the event.