A Story About Women in Wheelchairs: They PUSH Boundaries!

The Times of Israel has published an article about a new reality show depicting capable, intelligent women who are succeeding in their lives--and they are in wheelchairs!  My daughter, still with CRPS and in her wheelchair, has the strength of character to succeed in her life as well.  Read on...

Women in wheelchairs push boundaries in real life and on TV

In a trend of reality television, ‘Push Girls’ stands out for its non-sensational depiction of women who can’t walk but are also gorgeous, athletic and ambitious

June 11, 2012, 10:26 am

The cast of 'Push Girls,' a new reality series. (photo credit: Sundance Channel)

The cast of 'Push Girls,' a new reality series. (photo credit: Sundance Channel)
LOS ANGELES (Jewish Journal/JTA) — Mia Schaikewitz parked her shiny black Mitsubishi Eclipse in front of her graphic design office in Pasadena, California, looking glamorous in her black leather jacket and purple eye shadow with matching fingernail polish. She opened her car door, lifted out a wheelchair and assembled it in 20 seconds flat. The chair was sporty, like her car, with a leopard-patterned seat that matched her purse.
“I’ve got another chair at home that’s red and silver — it all depends on my mood and what I want to wear — it’s almost like an accessory,” she said breezily.
“When I first got paralyzed, I used to count the seconds it took me to get into the car,” she said while hauling herself up a ramp with what looked like Herculean strength. “It was fun to see how many seconds I could shave off.”
The 34-year-old graphic designer is one of four women — all paralyzed from the waist or neck down — profiled on the Sundance Channel’s new documentary series “Push Girls,” created by producer Gay Rosenthal (“Ruby”) and premiering in the US this week.
Schaikewitz, who is Jewish, has used a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in her spinal cord when she was 15. Her good friends Angela Rockwood, 37; Auti Angel, 42; and Tiphany Adams, 29, were paralyzed in car accidents more than 10 years ago.

Comments

Batya said…
Like your daughter, no doubt they have amazing parents, becuase one needs real strength.
Lady-Light said…
Batya, you're baaaaad for my ego (!) I was not as smart when my kids were little as I am now. In hindsight, my parenting skills could have been better...
But you are right: one needs real personal strength, a solid 'core,' if you will--to have a positive attitude and continue to strive, no matter what the odds. G-d willing, my daughter has and will continue to have those traits...
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