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Karen Roy Profile (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-09-21

Duration: 00:04:30

Subjects: People with disabilities | Health


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Laudun, Tika Photographer
  • Roy, Karen Interviewee


This segment from the September 21, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s profile of Karen Roy of Baton Rouge. Roy was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana and Ms. Wheelchair America. She discusses: being paralyzed at age 19; her platform of Stand for Life; the benefits of standing equipment and electrical stimulation in reducing wounds and complications; and her fight for more funding for custom wheelchairs.