Discovering the Dancer Within

Edna SerranoAlways positive, never looking back, Edna Serrano, a 23-year-old aspiring actress and dancer, entered the disability world shortly after birth when doctors discovered a neuroblastoma on her back. While it caused T7 paralysis, Serrano, who lives in San Diego, California, is grateful it happened when she was so young.

“Growing up in the wheelchair made it normal to me,” she says. “I love using my voice to show the world how wonderful this life is and how much you can do in so many different ways.” One of the things she loves to show the world is that dancing is still possible from a wheelchair. She discovered this watching Push Girls, the reality show that followed women with SCI.

“When Push Girls was on, I was a huge fan of Chelsie Hill. I used to follow he