The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


'Life to the max'

Racer finds joy in sports and service

When Judy Siegle awoke one August day in 1979, her life changed in ways hard to imagine. It took the 18-year-old a few weeks to realize the enormity of what had happened. A car accident left her an “incomplete quadriplegic,” meaning she had suffered severe spinal cord damage that kept many muscles in her arms and legs from moving.

As a representative for Wheels for
As a representative for Wheels for the World, Judy Siegle works to collect and restore used wheelchairs.
The former all-conference high-school basketball player would now get around in a wheelchair. Athletics, which had been a big part of her life, appeared to be over.

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