Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Miss America 1963 —
"Despite what happened to me, in many ways I feel very lucky. If I had my stroke [at age 28], I think I would have just lived on and on without really doing anything interesting or challenging with my life. I've been through good times and bad times. I think God had a purpose for me. I prayed a lot about this and I think that purpose was to go out and tell my story and try to convince people that there is always hope. Now I am a volunteer with the American Heart Association, and when I talk about some of the things I've learned overcoming my stroke, people see me as human. I'm a different person now than when I was Miss America."
"A Former Miss America Tells Of Her Crowning Achievement: Recovery From A Stroke," People Weekly, 5/17/1982
Erected by Miss America Organization.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donna Axum (here, next to this marker); Maria Fletcher (here, next to this marker); Nancy Fleming (here, next to this marker); Lynda Mead (here, next to this marker); Mary Ann Mobley (here, next to this marker); Marian McKnight (a few steps from this marker); Marilyn Van Derbur (a few steps from this marker); Sharon Ritchie (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.