Margarita Elizondo, AKA Maggie is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, founder of Rolling With Me, model, dancer, and writer. She was paralyzed in 2006 when an intruder broke into her home and shot her. She is a C-6/7 quadriplegic. She discovered dance as a form of physical and emotional therapy which has helped her regain range of motion in upper extremities and taught her emotional expression through movement. She was a dancer before her injury and discovered wheelchair dance after her injury through San Diego Wheelchair Dancers Organization. In 2016 she learned lyrical dance through choreographer Tam Warner. Margarita now travels the country as an Abilities Expo Ambassador sharing her love for dance.
• Mi Modelo Especial Tijuana 2019 • Ability Awareness Hero Of The Year 2016 • Ms. Wheelchair California 2013
• Abilities Expo, The Buzz
• Comfort Medical
• Rolling With Me & Friends
• Abilities Expo
• Raw Beauty Project
• Ms.Wheelchair America
"Everywhere I Go I See Stairs is an educational book. Author Margarita Elizondo provides the reader with touching examples about the day and life of a young girl in a wheelchair. The young girl is confronted with stairs regularly and feels that she is not able to accomplish what she needs to do during her day. Not only does she deal with the frustrations of being unable to enter buildings easily, she also encounters many stares during the day. This book provides the reader with helpful etiquette tips and discussion questions to teach children and adults how to be respectful towards individuals in wheelchairs. A great book for parents and teachers!"-School Psychologist
"I liked how in this book the writer tells us about their life is in a wheelchair. It shows that stairs are everywhere. They are at school, houses, movie theaters and restaurants and stores. The girl in the book tried to find ramps but it was hard to do. After reading this I feel know more about how people feel in a wheelchair. This is a good book."-Child age 10
"I Really Need to Pee is an educational book that teaches the reader the true feelings of an individual in a wheelchair. They encounter obstacles in our life that cause great distress. In the book, I Really Need to Pee, Author Margarita Elizondo shows the frustrations an individual in a wheelchair undergoes when they need to use the restroom, however someone who is not in a wheelchair is using the designated bathroom stall. This book includes etiquette tips and discussion questions for parents and children. A great book for teachers and parents."-School Psychologist
"When I read this book I felt sad for the girl. It seems like a difficult thing for her to have to go to the bathroom when going to the bathroom should be an easy thing. I learned that it is a good idea to leave the big bathrooms open for those in a wheelchair."-Child age 10
"Don’t Touch is a great book that provides the reader with a nice detail about the operating system of a wheelchair. Many people are curious about their working parts, some to the point of touching the wheelchair. This book teaches the reader proper etiquette when one is around someone in a wheelchair and they are curious about their functions. The illustrations provide nice images of the electrical parts, buttons, lights, joysticks, and wheels. The illustrations and descriptions will help those who are curious to learn about a wheelchair without touching one that does not belong to them."-School Psycholgist
"I liked the illustrations in the book because it shows the wheelchair parts up close. It is interesting. I don't think it is nice to touch the wheelchair that does not belong to you. This book can help kids learn that it is not good to touch a wheelchair that does not belong to them."-Child age 10
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