Becoming A Nurse From The Seated Position

Meet the set of wheels that is taking New York by storm! Andrea Dalzell is the newest member of theb6458a0437e8bb672b162ad9b254c2df-huge-an
nursing community, and a pioneering activist for people with disabilities. She is a force to be reckoned with, and has emerged victorious against all the obstacles in her path. Transverse Myelitis left her paralyzed at the age of 12, but she did not allow her disability to become or define her.

Andrea completed an undergraduate degree at the College of Staten Island majoring in Neuroscience and Biology; and Nursing. As an advocate and activist for the rights of people with disabilities, she's garnered various awards. She was awarded CUNY’s Emerging Leader of The Year Award and also received the Cindy Loo Disability Rights Advocate Award in 2015. Aside from being a student, and juggling her career, she finds the time to travel and spread awareness for issues that affect people with disabilities such as housing, transportation, healthcare, and accessibility- among many more. 

Andrea was crowned Ms. Wheelchair NewYork 2015, and utilized her title and platform " Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Access" to promote her message and belief that people with disabilities can live a fulfilling life.  She has been featured in O Magazine, Arise TV, and other publications/media outlets. Her latest work was Apple, where she inspired the innovative addition to the Apple Watch to track pushes instead of steps for everyone who uses a wheelchair- as a part of tech inclusion. She is truly a rising star; so keep a eye out for her growing success.

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Posted by Sparky on Feb 6, 2018 12:19 PM America/New_York