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2/9/14 Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2014 Crowned

A combination of tears and smiles spread across the faces of contestants and audience members at Baton Rouge’s first Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana pageant on Sunday afternoon at the Baton Rouge Rehabilitation Hospital, which ended with the coronation of Leah Hoffpauir, a 29-year-old college student. 



  • Maria Yiannopoulos, Master of Ceremony
  • Jeanne Burns, 33 News Anchor
  • Jean Hansen, MS, ATP, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
  • Katherine Klimitas, Artist, Author, Designer
  • Scott Simon, Louisiana State Representative
  • Dawn Swanson, DPT, Manager of Acute Care Therapy at Our Lady of the Lake


Back Row:  Roxane Bingham, BRRH Marketing Liaison, and Toni Hamilton, BRRH Rehab Counselor

Front Row from Left:  Betty Toepfer, Honorary Sr. Contestant; Leah Hoffpauir, newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2014; and Ms. Anita Gray, reigning Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2013


Special Recognition of Daisy Troop 10846 (Ascension Parish).  Also to the Boy Scouts Troop 769 (Prairieville) - not pictured.

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