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Women in wheelchairs 'push' boundaries

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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 12:00 am

Mia Schaikewitz parked her shiny black Mitsubishi Eclipse in front of her graphic design office in Pasadena, Calif., 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.

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