Deborah Davis

Deborah Davis

Her Strength Lies Within Her
A woman who has lived a full life since becoming a C6-7 quadriplegic at 19, Deborah Davis’ has had a strong M.O. from the get-go, and as a result she has a ton of advice for the newbies. She has founded Travability.travel (she’s a worldwide traveler), PushLiving.com and PhotoAbility.net, but her proudest achievements by far are her two grown daughters, Alexandra and Hannah — one of whom is a burgeoning artist.

“I have lived a fully independent life thanks to the push by my parents in the early days,” she says. Davis, now 48, grew up living between Washington, D.C., and Florida. “After my car accident, I spent a short stint at home in Maryland, and then was shipped off to college — crying and screaming,” she says. “Mom put me on plane, and Da