About the Author

Chava Willig Levy

Chava Willig Levy is a New York-based writer, editor, advocate and lecturer who zips around in a motorized wheelchair and communicates about the quality and meaning of life. She is available for speaking engagements and can be reached via her two websites: www.a-life-not-with-standing.com and www.chavawilliglevy.com. Her memoir, A Life Not with Standing, was published in 2013 and is an official selection of Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM15). It is available at Amazon as a print book and as an e-book.

Love Beyond Words

A debilitating stroke cannot prevent a young woman's dream for family.


A proud polio survivor, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma many attach to paralysis and deformity. Until I wanted to start dating.

A Life Not with Standing

Invisible, inaudible, inanimate: my adventures in a wheelchair.

Sapphire Eyes

A letter to two little girls.

A Tale of Two Circuses

One circus warmed our imaginations, the other left us cold with disgust.

A Bucketful of Miracles

Experiencing descent for the sake of ascent.

Mother's Love and Chicken Soup

Have your soup now. Cry later.

Pulling the Plug

TV or not TV? That was the question.

A House of Hopes

Mikvah and motherhood: Frankly, I never thought I'd enter either institution.

Pulling the Plug

When our baby went into a coma, the moral dilemma began.

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