Testimony | Keynote Speaker | Overcoming Adversity | Disability Etiquette| Ability Awareness| Personal Attitude| Corporate Training
In sharing her story Margarita reflects on choice which she describes as one of God’s most powerful gifts to us Genesis 2:17, the fruit of life. It may have been bad choices that brought her down this journey, but God uses evil and turns into good. Her testimony is perfect for alter calls, at risk youth, women’s ministry, recovery groups, prison ministry, or a jolt of the Holy Spirit in your fellowship.
Crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2013 and recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy and volunteerism in the disability community Margarita is the perfect keynote note speaker for your next event.
Over the past 10 she has learned to gain strength grow as an individual through the many transitions of life as SCI while being a single mother of 3. Every challenge has lead her to become a more powerful advocate, educator, leader, and mother. Margarita encourages her audiences to, “Just roll with it!” life has many struggles, but through Christ anything is possible.
Corporate, church, and community training on how to make your services welcoming to all. Learn: History of Disability, Universal Design, People First Language,and Inclusion and how to simply see an individual as an individual despite appearance or abilityy..
Margarita is awesome with kids! They especially enjoy her power wheelchair. She shares on a variety of topics from wheelchair dance to her own poetry. Her strongest message to kids is, “just because we do things differently and look at little different doesn’t mean we are that different at all!”
Life with a disability especially with loss of physical use and chronic pain can lead to depression and isolation. Staying active and involved in faith and peer support groups is the only true solution. Margarita shares her struggles with depression, chronic pain, and how to stay motivated despite these challenges.
Other Topics By Request
Margarita can tailor her personal story and experiences to fit your event needs. She can also create an entire presentation on a specific topic upon request.
Please tell us about tell us about the upcoming evening event that you would like Margarita at. Email us with event details and a description of your event. We look forward to hearing from you!
February 24, 2017, SDSU Aztec Dance Marathon for Rady Children;s Hospital, My Passion for Dance
March 25, 2017, Los Angeles Abilities Expo, Become the Brand: Turn Your Story Into a Business
April 19, 2017, San Diego State University, Disability and Society
November 5, 2016, Each by Name Women with Disabilities Empowerment Conference, Educating Society on Disability Etiquette
November 30, 2016, Union Bank and Channel KPBS, Ability Awareness Hero of the Year Award
October 20, 2016, Union Bank and Channel KPBS, Ability Awareness Hero of the Year Award
October 19, 2016, San Diego State University, Disability and Society
October 6-9, 2016 Camp Discovery
September 17, 2016, Paul Michelle School of Beauty, Raw Beauty Project
June 6,, 2016, Whitman Elementary School, Angelo’s Inclusion Awareness Assembly
June 9, 2016, Community Youth Group Athletic Gym, Choices
June 26, 2016, New Vision Christian Fellowship, Testimony-Celebrating 10 years Post Spinal Cord Injury
April 20, 2016, San Diego State University, Disability and Society
March 20, 2016 – San Diego State University, Disability and Society
February 18, 2016 – Corky McMillin Elementary, Beyond Awareness Celebration