Margarita has learned from her disability that people with disabilities like her can help the world change their views and become more compassionate. She knows that no matter what, people always look at you, ask questions, and stare. She believes that if you use this time to engage with people and attempt conversations, you can open a persons world by simply showing it’s okay to talk to a disabled person like a normal person to being an inspiration. Margarita has often heard people say, if she can do this in a wheelchair why can’t I.
Margarita’s biggest challenge wasn’t being in a wheelchair or disabled, it was not being able to have children. She wanted to become a mother, so her and her husband adopted, which hasn’t been done by a mother with a disability. She had to think outside of the box, not to take no for an answer and defy odds. Margarita’s determined to live her life wholly and completely. She wheelchair raced in HS, performed in a non disabled theater group for 17 years, and she’s an adoption advocate. The best thing in her life are her three children. She’s currently an Administrative Assistant for Bank of America. She knows that she’s beautiful when she looks into the eyes of her children and wants to help people understand that if she can adopt and be a a parent, they can too.
Photographer Georgory Williams