Adversity was not meant to break you down, it was meant to make you WISER.
Margarita Elizondo, is a motivational speaker, founder of Rolling With Me, model, dancer, and writer. She was paralyzed in 2006 and began speaking in churches and schools shortly after her injury. In 2013 she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2013 and in 2019 she was crowned Mi Modelo Especial. Margarita has used her titles as a platform to educate the public on the importance of fully including individuals with disabilities in our communities.
She was a dancer before her injury and later discovered wheelchair dance through the San Diego Wheelchair Dancers Organization. Margarita now travels the country as an Abilities Expo Ambassador sharing her love for dance.
A book series for children that teaches the importance of inclusion and treating everyone regardless of appearance or ability with respect and kindness.
Margarita speaking at a public school assembly about treating others with kindness or speaking to school chapel about her faith, her messages have a profound impact on students and staff alike.
Young people who are struggling to transition successfully in school, are encouraged and challenged to know that there is always hope for the future. Margarita’s message of overcoming insurmountable obstacles leaves them with a new outlook and a realization that the choices they make for themselves today will define their future.
Margarita‘s messages and faith in God in spite of the many obstacles and trials she has had to face hold audiences captivated by a warrior woman who refused to give up on life, her children, or her dreams. She speaks of forgiveness and God as her strength.
Margarita‘s story resonates loudly with those who have lost a loved one or have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury. She doesn’t just inspire people, she gives her audience the tools to carry on.
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