Disabled Enough?

Turmoil at the Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin pageant

The title Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin was awarded last week to the third-place contestant after the winner was forced to give back her crown and the first runner-up refused to take it. Why the pageant turmoil? Officials said Janeal Lee, 30, a scooter-dependent teacher with muscular dystrophy who can still walk about 50 feet a day, violated a rule against appearing in public out of her wheelchair. "Every year there are tasks I have to give up doing because of my disease," says Lee. "I guess when it progresses enough, I'd be able to enter [the contest] again." Not that she's planning...

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