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Ms. Abilities America recently took place in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (Chelsea Washington/KOKH) -- The world of pageants is full of glitz and glamor. And make no mistake about it, at Ms. Abilities America, you also find some of the most beautiful women in the country.

Folks like Siobhan Travers from Idaho who was serving our country in Afghanistan when her life changed forever.

"The building we where in was hit and it collapsed on top of me," says Travers.

Causing brain injuries and taking away her ability to walk but she recently has experienced a huge breakthrough.

"Up until seven months ago, I wasn't standing I was in a wheelchair," says Travers.

And the pageant has been apart of the breakthrough process for every woman who took the stage especially the winner.

Dianna Allen from Massachusetts walked away with crown but back in 2011 her world was turned upside down during a car accident.

"The guard rail severed my leg," says Allen.

She now wears a prosthetic leg.

"You do have those surreal moments when you wake up and you look down and it's not there anymore and your like wow it really did happen it's not just a dream," says Allen.

She's never let her disability get her down though which is the spirit that seems to connect contestants in special sisterhood full of understanding and self-confidence.

This the second year for the pageant which is still working to grow and recruit new contestants.

The director Elizabeth Reeves says her main goal is to remind people with any type of disability that anything is possible when you believe in yourself.

"Every single girl here is a winner every girl has the ability to be able to do what they need to do," says Reeves.

Click HERE to learn more about Ms. Abilities America.

 
 
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