Mona Patel, the founder of the San Antonio Amputee Foundation, has been chosen by Frito-Lay to be a “2020 Smiler” and will be featured on selected bags of Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle Chips on store shelves nationwide.
Patel, who has also been honored as a top 10 finalist for “CNN’s Hero of the Year,” gained national recognition in 2015 when she led a group of 13 local, non-military amputees called the “Cloudwalkers” on a trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
According to Lay’s, Patel was also selected for her work in 2009 for successfully campaigning for a law that “mandates more fair insurance coverage for prosthetic limbs.”
Patel now works as a licensed clinical social worker.
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