As Ms. Wheelchair America 2008, I was able to participate in many of the activities of the 119th Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, culminating in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.
The parade paid tribute to many countries around the globe, leading off with the United States of America. Rose Queen Dusty Gibbs and her Rose Court had their own amazing float, which included the $100,00 Mikimoto diamond and pearl crown atop Queen Dusty's head.
MWA made a great connection with the Kiwanis, whose float is pictured above...
And finally, I was able to spend some time with a former Ms. Wheelchair America, Juliette Rizzo, of Washington DC. All in all it was a fabulous day that I will never forget!!!