Chelsie is 30, flirty, and thriving in Nashville, Tennessee. At 18 years old she had dreams of being a soldier in the United States Army. On her way to basic training, her car stopped working, and while sitting in the undrivable car, Chelsie was struck by another vehicle. The car accident caused Chelsie to sustain a C4/C5 spinal cord injury, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down. Chelsie started college at Tennessee State University without a career path in mind. She graduated with degrees in sociology and English in 2020, with thoughts of going to grad school one day. However, Chelsie acquired her first job since her injury, tutoring and teaching chess at an elementary school in Nashville just this year. She is discovering new passions and goals for teaching to add to her list of loves. Chelsie also loves include pop-punk concerts, reading books, and fashion.
Fashion is 4 Every Body, a nonprofit that promotes body-positivity and self-esteem, seeking inclusion for all adults within society and the fashion industry, puts on an inclusive runway show every year. Chelsie learned about the Fashion is 4 Every Body Fashion Show led by Alicia Searcy and started volunteering for the nonprofit organization years ago. Chelsie was asked to be a model this year and loved the experience. Chelsie's love of color and an edgy sense of fashion shined as she rolled down the runway is 4 Every Body this year.
Numotion has been Chelsie’s wheelchair provider for the last five years. Chelsie’s ATP always does his best to make her custom molded backrest comfortable and provides proper support due to her shoulder issues. "He has always been great and works well with my physical therapist and the rest of my seating clinic."