Overcoming physical challenges to make it in Hollywood
'The Push Girls' explain their journey to fame
- Duration 6:50
- Date Jun 11, 2012
'The Push Girls' explain their journey to fame
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Not now the first girls ever heard -- and they're inspiring way into Hollywood.
Career in Hollywood is basically saying that it's tough we all know that.
So imagine the challenge if you were paralyzed and confined.
To a wheelchair and then making it in Hollywood.
What -- feet.
Tiffany Adams a model and media and got me you're gonna have to pronounce your last name for me because I don't wanna butcher -- the former summer joining me now me -- -- pronounce your last name.
It's say do it.
-- -- OK great I just wanted to make sure that I didn't.
Do that any and need does justice -- just first of all.
-- talked to me about.
You are background as a former swimmer and YA you know this this platform here it means so much to you.
Yeah I you know I got paralyzed and -- fifteen at the time Iowa as a competitive swimmer.
And down once I was able to rehabilitate from getting paralyzed I really went back to everything I did before and realize I had no limits.
And so -- -- and ended up you know going on with even my career pass I ended up that.
Heresy if Florida and not LA -- -- working graphic design.
I realize that there is something some missing for me and athletics and that was sending.
So -- I got to the point in my life -- I decided you know it's it's time to close the book on Mac and return.
The push girls are four women who by accident or illness have been paralyzed and -- among them from the neck or waist down -- and you guys.
Basically challenge perceptions about life in a wheelchair and I think that's so inspiring for so many women and men.
Natalie to make it in every day life but -- to mix Hollywood into the next boy I mean if you could possibly make it.
You know that much more.
Competitive I guess Hollywood would be the place to be Tiffany what what what brings you to the table when it comes to to this and and and how have you.
-- the reception so far from people that you've spoken to that are in the same boat.
Allow mom to.
How are being receives yeah I mean I think what -- you know and I I was in I would say that how how has.
Other people were handicapped too who deal with with the daily difficulties that that you face.
-- not have that kind of support group out there and then you have these four women who are bringing so much attention.
To light to it to an issue that.
Is really inspiring for a lot of people and I would imagine when when people see you they they want to come out and shake your hand and say thank you.
I've had people -- it.
Inspired -- you know -- stories because they'll have relatable stories even though we -- militaries on.
He doesn't change us as being human being -- and yes there is a on the other people that may have different disabilities -- On May be missing a -- maybe -- -- just coming from all walks of life.
And that I mean that's why we are sharing our stories is that -- we want to -- touch the masses and and that reach out to other people and give them hope when there filling that Elofsson insists there.
Tiffany your story is really touching and and really it's it's it's so sad to know that there are so many people.
That have experienced what you did it by by being.
A victim of -- drunk driving crash and that's a whole other issue that.
In this country what happens when.
Way too often and and people get away with that because the laws are not strict enough as far as I'm concerned in putting people behind bars forever as far as I'm concerned if you're out there and you're drinking in your driving again across and you injure somebody.
You should pay for the rest your life because you your whole life is changed because of -- driver.
Yet you never know what tomorrow holds steady at some your actions do affect other people -- need to think twice how have have.
How how has that accident changed your life other than the obvious but it change your life has it changed your life for the better has it has it has it brought.
I guess a sense of I don't know I mean -- reality to your to I think that a lot of people who suffered debilitating.
Are often kind of given like a whole new wake up call to life and appreciate life and on.
Whole new -- yes.
Miami and it it's do you realize is -- so I guess July says -- what a blessing it is just available to wake up in the morning and feel the -- against your face the little things that people take for granted each and every day.
On then you realize that you want to seize the day and you wanna do something -- make a deaf friends and on you know living.
Is -- -- -- make someone else Phil batter and giving love is receiving and he had just.
I'm I'm so happy to be alive and there relay a message of truth.
I think it's amazing what you guys are doing in the you know it it it can you talk about.
Love in your life and and you have a boyfriend right who is also a competitive swimmer.
How did you guys meet.
We imagine -- -- friends and at a bar in LA to LA area everybody else -- people sometimes yeah.
Yeah we did that and how long ago.
That says -- -- years ago.
And he is able bodied cracked.
He -- from here I mean how does that work with.
-- you know I mean because I think that's part of the show to -- just seeing how how you were able to.
You know continue on in your busy schedule holds -- love life little normal life you know as as far as.
You know your concerns.
He -- I love -- -- now tell me Arnold just think.
I think that's one of the things that show it will show -- the guy you know we are just like everybody house I mean we live our -- and and the wheelchair is you know sometimes the talent it's not our biggest challenge -- -- -- And if -- if it is we embrace it just like everybody else embraces their own challenges in her own life.
And so I think you know everything that goes on in our life is completely relatable to other people and and we have everything that that -- every -- do you expect -- a lot -- sitting in now.
-- -- exactly 1007 that the well I think you both incredibly inspiring and there are two other ladies on the show as well what are their names.
I've seen and -- Okay cool -- and where can we can where can we watched us.
Sunday's -- Monday nights at 10 PM and Monday that -- two men are right I definitely well I look forward to watching that's thank you very much to the two of you for taking time to talk to us.
Do you -- -- -- and Tiffany Adams you guys are both so beautiful and it's.
It's an honor really to talk you -- people as -- -- very inspiring thank you.