Adversity was not meant to break you down, it was meant to make you WISER.

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About ME

You are called to a greater purpose than the struggle of your trial.

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 platforms to educate the public on the importance of fully including individuals with disabilities in our communities by breaking down physical and perceptual barriers. 


Dance as her therapy has helped her regain range of motion in upper extremities and lyrical dance taught her emotional expression through movement. She was a dancer before her injury and discovered wheelchair dance after her injury through San Diego Wheelchair Dancers Organization. In 2016 she learned lyrical dance through choreographer Tam Warner. Margarita now travels the country as an Abilities Expo Ambassador sharing her love for dance. 


Margarita is the author of a children’s book serie, Rolling With Me & Friends which teaches children disability etiquette through fun stories. Her writing has also been published in various publications including:

Abilities Expo, The Buzz

Wheel:Life.org

Mobil Womens 


For fun Margarita enjoys spending time in church and with her three children and three granddaughters. 

Book ME

Margarita is a dynamic speaker, author, and dancer. Her mission is to to engage, educate, and empower. She has been sharing her light for over 10 years! 


She offers:

🦋 Event Speaker 

🦋 Workshops 

🦋 Interviews 

🦋 Ability Awareness Day

🦋 Book Signing

🦋 Event Performance

🦋 Model

🦋 More By Request


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Awards & Recognitions

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HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009

2009 Recognized by Head North Foundation 

PEOPLE FIRST CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION - 2009

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MS WHEELCHAIR CALIFORNIA FIRST RUNNER UP - 2010

Recognized by Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation & Ms. Wheelchair America 

SHINING STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2010

Recognized by Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation 

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - 2010

Recognized by the City of Los Angeles

SHINING STAR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 2011

Recognize by Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation 

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MS. WHEELCHAIR CALIFORNIA FIRST RUNNER - 2012

Recognized by Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation & Ms. Wheelchair America 

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - 2012

Recognized by San Diego Mayor Sanders

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION - 2012

Recognized by East County Chamber of Commerce

MS. WHEELCHAIR CALIFORNIA - 2013

Recognized by Ms. Wheelchair California Foundation & Ms. Wheelchair America 

DISABILITY AWARENESS HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD- 2016

Recognized By San Diego Channel KPBS & Union Bank

MI MODELO ESPECIAL- 2019

Recognized by Mi Modelo Especial 

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