Pictured are Isabella Burton and State Senator Terry Johnson. (Submitted photo)
Pictured are Isabella Burton and State Senator Terry Johnson. (Submitted photo)
State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) Wednesday honored Isabella Burton of Clermont County for being named Ms. Wheelchair Ohio USA 2019.

Burton competed in Ms. Wheelchair USA in July, a competition sponsored by The Dane Foundation, to recognize the accomplishments of women with disabilities.

"Isabella's story is one of strength and courage, and I am proud to recognize such an inspiring individual,” Johnson said. “She represents the triumph of the human spirit." 


 
A junior at UC Clermont College and graduate of Batavia High School, Burton was the first wheelchair athlete in the Cincinnati region. As Ms. Wheelchair Ohio, she has a platform to raise awareness of wheelchair sports and athletes.

"Thank you to Senator Johnson for this special recognition," Burton said. "Wheelchair sports allow students to be a part of a team, and being part of a team builds self-confidence and helps the disabled student feel like everyone else."
  
Learn more about Isabella Burton's story in the Clermont Sun by clicking here
 
Senator Johnson represents the 14th District in the Ohio Senate, which encompasses all of Adams, Brown, Clermont and Scioto counties as well as a portion of Lawrence County.