Entered By: Lois Tulga — Quota Int'l of Albuquerque, NM
September 12, 2011
Daisy Rice — n/a — n/a
Date of Death: July 2011
In 1981 Daisy Rice was named the Quota International Deaf Woman of the Year for her outstanding contribution and personal achievement in Education and Communication. She worked in a mental hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She was appointed to the first White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals which conceived and wrote the first drafts of the laws that protect and support the disabled. Daisy also helped set up closed captioned films for the deaf and hard of hearing community in Las Vegas. She was 85 years old at the time of death. She started or ended every speech she gave with, "We are all a pebble of sand, but together we can create a sandhill.