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Tasha Schuh is writing a book about her life, and although the story is not finished, she has the title: "My Last Step Backwards."

That phrase is full of meanings.


It means the step Schuh took Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, when during a scene change for a school musical, she moved back, dropped through an open trap door and fell 16 feet onto a cement floor.

That single step made Schuh a quadriplegic, destined to never take another step.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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