Willa Marie Powell, born December 20, 1964. The mother of two daughters Kimber and Kendra Benton and 5 biological grandsons and married to a wonderful and supporting husband, James Powell . At the age of 2 months, Willa was in a house fire with 3rd degree burns on both legs, which cause her to lose her right leg. Willa had to undergo several reconstructed surgeries and skin graft surgeries before she was 30 years old. Willa learned how to walk on a prosthesis leg at the age of 5, but choose not to walk on it anymore, due to skin irritation. At the time she had her last daughter, she decided not to use her prosthesis limb and just use her crutches. In 1984, Willa graduated from East Forsyth High School, Kernersville, NC . In 1989, attended Miller Motte Business College and received a Certificate in Executive Secretarial Science with Summa Cum Laude honors. In 1998 she received a Certificate from Carolina Beauty College and received her Cosmetologist License. In 2002 Willa decided to take some online classes from Forsyth Technical College and received certificates in Medical Billing/Coding and ICD-9 Coding. In 2017, Willa started writing Gospel Stage Plays. Her first play was called, "Hurting Women Do Cry." which sold out twice in Winston Salem, NC. The play was based on her life and life in general. The play focus on child molestation and being in an abusive relationship. She has now written another Gospel Stage Play called, "Finding God," based on a young man out in the street and dealing with the wrong group. The questions is, will he find God before it's too late? During this time she decided to start a Production company, called WP 1Soul Productions. The name “1 SOUL” comes from her being an amputee after being in a house fire at the age of 2 months old and suffering from 3rd degree burns on both legs which unfortunately resulted in her right leg being amputated. So, having to purchase two shoes when she only needed one, she would always get mad when going into a shoe store and try to purchase one shoe and her kids would always say, ma'am you will have to purchase both, and she’d ask them why “when I only have one foot. And they would all just laugh about it. But Mrs. Powell’s vision is for ALL amputees with one leg be it youth, adults and all “Military Veterans” be able to purchase that one shoe for that “1 SOUL”. One of her other personal goals in life is to open up her own shoe store called, “1SOUL”, that will cater mainly to amputees; and with that idea she also decided to name her production company “WP 1SOUL” as well. So the overall basic concept is “FROM THE SOLE OF THE SHOE, TO THE SOUL OF THE HEART” which in the end equals to Soul to Sole”.