NMD United held a photo contest November 2017 with the goal of showcasing adults LIVING with neuromuscular disabilities. We awarded ten prizes!
And the winners are....
Danny Egan won a $100 Amazon gift card for getting the most shares and likes for his photo of him "living on the edge" at the Grand Canyon. Danny writes: "This photo of me on the edge of the Grand Canyon from several years ago while on my first multi-state road trip. Experiencing the Grand Canyon in person was life changing. It led me to want to explore more of our country's outdoors, and I've gone on several more trips since then. They are always full of great memories with friends and family."
All nine runner-ups pictured will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Pictures were chosen by one of our print designers.
Jen floats on crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea with her sunglasses on inside a plastic lounge chair. She wears an orange and white bikini and has a tranquil expression on her face.
JM Lawrence cooking some vegan chili for dinner as a one month celebration of living alone in her studio apartment. Her elevated power wheelchair is pulled up to the stove and she's stirring her creation.
Amanda sits in her wheelchair in the driver's seat of her modified van with high tech hand controls. She's looking at the camera and smiling proudly as she holds the paper that shows she passed her driver's test.
Dan is sitting in his office at Miami University where he works as an Accommodation Coordinator in the Student Disability Services office across from a student discussing the use of an assistive technology device.
Michelle is seated in her wheelchair with her daughter Rose standing on the back of her chair marching through Fort Worth at the women's march in January 2017.
Nikki holds her son on her lap as she sits in her power wheelchair on a walk through a gorgeous nature scene of fall leaves. She smiles as he reaches and points toward something in the trees.
Shannon Devido sings the United States National Anthem at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. This photo is of her on the big screen holding the microphone poised to sing.
Peg admires and tends to her backyard flower garden with a pond and paved surrounds from her power wheelchair. She wears a lovely crimson blouse that matches the colors in her skirt. The colors of her outfit match the gorgeous flower that blooms in front of her.
Sean Wallace (left) and Tristan Archer (right) play their guitars on an outdoor platform. Sean is holding an acoustic guitar and is singing into the microphone while sitting in a power wheelchair. Tristan looks focused on his electric guitar while sitting in his manual wheelchair. Both wear black pants and ties with white dress shirts.
Thanks to everyone who entered and participated in the contest!