Alisha Waters entered in 'Local Heroes' contest

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Alisha Waters, the woman shot by her estranged husband at her workplace in Ft. Thomas, has been entered in to a contest to receive a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.

Edwin Scudder, the uncle of Waters, submitted her story for a chance to win the customized vehicle from the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. The contest asks people to submit local heroes who have overcome the challenges of living with a disability.

"What makes a hero is a willingness to walk into a dark unsettling place and focus on the tasks needed to fill that space with light. She does this every day," said Scudder's submission.

Alisha Waters' spinal cord was severed in the August 2013 shooting, causing her to be unable to walk, according to her Uncle's contest submission essay. Scudder's essay also gives updates on Waters' condition, saying she is home and has vowed to walk again. Click here to read the entire submission.

Anyone can go to to sign up and vote for Waters or another hero. Voting closes on May 9 and winners will be announced a month later.

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