Schuh shares path to hope and a brighter future

Tasha Schuh told Cadott students about her journey to happiness, Nov. 22, after an accident during practice for a high school production of The Wizard of Oz left her a quadriplegic. Schuh says purpose, attitude, team and hope are the keys to happiness. She ended her presentation singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, something doctors said she would never be able to do again, since those muscles are paralyzed. Photo by Julia Wolf
One fateful step changed Tasha Schuh’s life forever.

By Julia Wolf

One fateful step changed Tasha Schuh’s life forever. It was her last step, but she doesn’t let that get her down. Schuh shared her inspirational story with Cadott students, Nov. 22.

“Some people have actually told me they feel sorry for me,” said Schuh, “but please, don’t.”

She went on to say she loves her life and even her wheelchair, words she never thought she’d say. 

“It hasn’t always been this way,” said Schuh.

Schuh says, growing up, she was a typical teenager who led an active life and had a nearly pitch-perfect singing voice. 

Schuh was practicing for her high school’s production of The Wizard of Oz during her junior year, when someone, unbeknownst to her, removed a cover for a trap door behind her during a scene change.


See Thursday, December 12, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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