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Disabled Utah woman readies for Jan. 29 marathon

Rebecca Goeckeritz says tackling challenges makes the world a better place.

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Rebecca’s vivacious personality helped her capture the Ms. Wheelchair Utah title in 2006. The following year, she was runner-up in the Ms. Wheelchair America competition.

That brought plenty of public speaking opportunities and other chances to tell people about her life and overcoming challenges.

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"My message is never about me and my life; that would be real boring. My message is, believe in yourself and work toward your goals," she said.

Some people do have self-doubt and fear of failure, she said. "They have to choose to remove those barriers. I only hope I can inspire them."


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