Phaedra Marriott-Olsen’s life changed forever when an impaired driver who crossed the center line hit her in a nearly fatal, head on automobile accident.
She was paralyzed as a result of the accident. For many, their life would have been devastated, but Phaedra turned tragedy into triumph by delivering her message, “Life isn’t what happens to you. It’s what you make of it.”
Phaedra never intended to become an inspirational speaker. She planned on being a cosmetologist. In her prior life, she was a bubbly, active preschool teacher who modeled part time.
Phaedra is the former Ms. Wheelchair USA 2010.
She, her husband and two children live in Russellville, MO.