Sharina was shot and paralyzed when she was only 5-years-old by a 7-year-old boy playing with a gun. However, life in a wheelchair has not confined her. She enjoys hand-cycling, mono-skiing, playing wheelchair basketball and writing. With the help of an aggressive physical therapy program at RIM’s Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery, Sharina was also able to stand and dance with her husband at her wedding last May. In 2011, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2011.