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Ms. Wheelchair Virginia inspires RCC audience

On November 7, Stephanie Copeland of Richmond—Ms. Wheelchair Virginia—spoke to students and staff at Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus. She related details of her personal history, including her eight-year battle with paralysis resulting from an automobile accident, and asked her listeners always to view a wheelchair user as “a person, not a set of wheels.”

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Inspires RCC Audience

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Inspires RCC Audience

RCC nursing instructor Karen Taliaferro, who coordinates the nurse aide program, remarked, “One of the most interesting parts of the presentation was about wheelchair etiquette. It was good for the nursing students to attend—they need to understand a disabled person’s perspective on the world, and be able to relate to it.”

For more details of Copeland’s inspiring story, please visit her website at http://www.princessonwheels.com.

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