Victims of paralysis will suffer not only suffer immobility, but often experience a severely decreased quality of life. Loss of limb or the inability to move without a wheelchair or assistance can severely limit independence. Victims of spinal cord injuries or amputation in Los Angeles, California may benefit from new technology that allows a disabled person to control machinery using only brain connections.
For those who are not confronted in their day-to-day lives with disability, there may be many misconceptions. The makers of a new reality show hope to dispel common stereotypes and show a different side of disability. "Push Girls" gives viewers a firsthand account of what life is like for four women who have been disabled by illness or injury. The show follows them through daily activities and gives them the opportunity to confront their challenges with an audience, from putting on make-up to starting their own families.