On November 22, 2014 Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2015 and the Assistant State Coordinator of the Ms. Wheelchair Maryland organization, Ms. Shannon Minnick arrived bright and early in the bitter cold to line up with the rest of the participants in the parade. We shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as we waited with big smiles on our faces. As we approached many in the crowds, wishing them a Happy Holiday, the most meaningful moment was to see a little girl in a wheelchair full of happiness to see that there is actually a Ms. Wheelchair Maryland. At that moment I could feel a since of hope from her that one day she too could be crowned Ms. Wheelchair Maryland. Moments like this made us forget about the cold and remember the importance of us getting out there showing the world that we do exist.