August 29, 2015
Today I attended the Ability Expo in Kansas City, which if you don't already know I live three hours away. I had a really good time (besides having to get up at 6:30.) we got to get out of the house which is always a good thing. There were so many cool things going on in one building. There were skateboarders, adaptive sports, wheelchairs, food, artwork made by artist with disabilities, yoga, tennis, basketball, rugby and my favorite Ms. Wheelchair Kansas.
I was able to get some information about starting up Ms. Wheelchair Missouri again which ended back in 2012. I met Carrie Sunday whom holds the title for 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas with her little girl. She was beautiful and the first thing that caught my eye was the crown on her head, so sparkly and shiny. Her little girl just loved seeing Bonnie and James Bond. The light in her eyes just brightened up to see the baby. Carrie was injured in 2007 in a car wreck that broke C5 and C6. She's able to transfer herself in and out of her wheelchair. She was able to give her her state coordinator so that I could ask questions about starting up Missour's Ms. Wheelchair. I'm hoping by Wednesday to have most of the information I'm needing to be able to do this. This is the most excited about something I've been in a very long while, like years really.
While we were on our way back we stopped in Lamar to see the historic square to find that a fair was going on. We decided to stay and enjoy ourselves. We ate junk food, walked around looking at different vendor booths and even played some games. Mom won me a monkey in a banana that has a hat and dreadlocks, and a purple sock monkey. I played the cork gun very well for someone who has not used a gun in about 13 years! I won myself a neon yellow skunk that I'm calling a sugar glider. We saw horses and all kinds of different rides. It's too bad I couldn't ride because there were some of them that looked awesome! We stayed for about three hours before starting back home. We didn't get home till way late so I'm sorry for such a late blog about it.