In the third episode of Push Girls, Mia’s backstory with her mother is highlighted, and Angela throws an epic 10 year anniversary party celebrating her “new life.”
SPOILERS AHEAD ****
As this episode begins, Mia shows what may be possibly the most dangerous type of wheelchair-to-car transfer ever, and that is a busy LA Street. I don’t know how Mia, or any other bad ass paraplegics in any busy city do this type of transfer.
I love that the show is showing the extra dangers people in wheelchairs face in their everyday lives (and how even more important, people need to pay more attention to the road and look out for wheelchair-users when they’re driving). This episode is really all about Mia, and focuses on her reunion with her mother after not seeing her for three years. She comes to LA to visit her.
Parents always have a really hard time dealing with spinal cord injuries of their children, and Mia’s mom is no different. Mia’s mother struggles with alcohol problems, and it’s been a sore spot for Mia since she was a little girl. “When I found out Mia wasn’t going to be able to walk again. I wish she would’ve just died, because I didn’t know how she would be able to live,” admits her mother.