2017 Ms. Wheelchair USA Launches a Nonprofit

Madeline Delp is crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA

Madeline Delp graduated from UNC Asheville in May 2017 with a degree in foreign language and concentration in management. She used those entrepreneurial skills to found the nonprofit organization, Live Boundless, which funds educational projects for those with disabilities.

Along the way, she won the title of Ms. North Carolina Wheelchair and then was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA in July

Delp grew up in the area and wants her first fundraiser event on Oct. 5 to be in Asheville. She is hosting a fundraiser at Highland Brewing Company to benefit the “Live Boundless” nonprofit organization. The money raised at the fundraiser will help to fund a video series that educates wheelchair users on how to adapt.

The fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at 12 Old Charlotte Highway in Asheville. Tickets cost $50. Food will be catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

“I love my home and there is no better place to start my journey than here,” Delp said. “What a fun place to host the event at Highland Brewing Company with the all the food donated by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.”

Madeline’s vision is to film a video series that educates wheelchair users on how to adapt to each area of life – meanwhile inspiring people from all backgrounds that no matter what their disability may be, they too have the strength to thrive, and do anything they dream. Film production has already begun.

Her nonprofit board of directors support her efforts by selling tickets to make the event a success.

The board chair, Cindy Clarke says “Madeline’s energy to do the right thing by helping others inspires me to help her in any way I can.” Clarke runs the UNC Asheville Family Business Forum which is where the two of them met. One of Madeline’s professors at UNC Asheville, Susan Clark Muntean, Ph.D. (UNC Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy) noted, “Her story,

One of Madeline’s professors at UNC Asheville, Susan Clark Muntean, Ph.D. (UNC Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy) noted, “Her story, vision and passion is infectious. She has a resonating, national story with amazing vision for her goals to help others.”

Delp is a national speaker and advocate for people with disabilities. She has traveled around the country motivating others on how to overcome their physical challenges and to live a healthy and vibrant life. She has worked on several film projects including the televised special “To Walk Again.“

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-live-boundless-chair-ity-banquet-tickets-36764015159

 

 

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.