Kristina Rhoades Doesn’t Let Wheelchair Confine Her

Kristina Rhoades has mastered the microphone--and life

Kristina Rhoades has been in a wheelchair for more than two decades, since an accident during infancy. Yet no one who knows her would call her confined. Just consider her motto: “Happiness is yours to choose or reject–so embrace it. Sing out loud, give somebody a hug, smile for me, and don’t forget to dance to the music.”

Interviewing her for “The Communication Corner” on WBCX, 89.1 FM,”The Voice of Brenau,” inspired me greatly. Hearing her comments will inspire you as well. Among the interview highlights:
*How her family sustained and encouraged her
*Her explanation that “I was chosen to sit in this wheelchair and educate and inspire everyone I meet.”
*Her reign as Miss Wheelchair California, including her charitable and political activities
*20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
*Weird comments from strangers
*Her love of the outdoors and athletic activities
*How relatives encouraged her to pursue a radio career

You’ll laugh, sigh, and possibly cry. You’ll gain a whole new slant about your own life. Listen to the entire hour, and come away invigorated, without a thought of pity. Kristina wouldn’t tolerate that reaction.

You can hear power-packed interviews in “The Communication Corner” every week, as I host communication experts at 9:00 a.m ET Tuesdays, with re-broadcasts on Thursdays at 6:00 a.m. Tune in to 89.1 FM if you live in the Gainesville, GA area. Or you can hear “The Communication Corner” streaming live online–wherever you live–if you have access to a computer. Click this link, and then click on the colorful icon on the lower left side of the page:

Now, to hear my interview with Kristina, click the arrow below in the Podcast section of this blog page, located just above the Audio MP3 lettering.

After Kristina’s courageous words boost your spirit, you may want to contact her. Use this e-mail address:

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