She's a beauty queen, but she's more than just pretty. She's an A&M graduate, but she's more than smart. Kristie Thomas, whose degree is in biomedical engineering, is in Lubbock to promote one thing...better home care for people with disabilities.
You see, Kristie is also Ms. Wheelchair Texas and she says she wants to use her time in the spotlight to help every person with a disability find they need to live independently, starting Wednesday in Lubbock with the South Plains Mobility Round-Up.
"It's just an amazing educational experience. They have so many different vendors that come out and bring scooters, they bring nursing staffs, basically you can learn about what is out there and what the public can offer you, as someone with a disability," said Kristie Thomas, Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2006.
The South Plains Mobility Round-Up is set for Wednesday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's free and there will be door prizes along with a chance to win a free scooter or a lift chair.