Danville woman with spina bifida crowned Ms. Wheelchair America

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Monday, August 16, 2021
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Christine Burke won the virtual Miss Wheelchair America competition and will serve as a spokesperson for Americans with Disabilities.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A young woman from Danville has been crowned Ms. Wheelchair America.

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Christine Burke won the virtual competition on Saturday.

Burke was born with spina bifida, which is a condition that prevents the spinal cord from developing properly.

After being crowned Ms. Wheelchair America, Burke will spend the next year serving as a spokeswoman for Americans with Disabilities. Her advocacy platform is "Putting Disability Back in Diversity".

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