Katie Helmers of Dakota City will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, the last week of July to compete for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America 2016. Helmers, who describes herself as outgoing, sassy and friendly , currently holds the title of Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2015. She will participate in intensive personal interviews and workshops during the week-long event. The week long contest culminates with a night of platform speeches on July 31, 2015 and the crowning of the new National titleholder on August 1, 2015. If crowned, Helmers will spend the next year traveling across America to break barriers faced by people with disabilities.