A Life Not With Standing
A Memoir by Chava Willig Levy
A Life Not with Standing…
…chronicles the adventures—by turns exhilarating, agonizing and amorous—of an iron lung alumna.
It shatters stereotypes about people with disabilities, enabling others to view disability with pride, not prejudice. It celebrates family, faith, perseverance, idealism and indignation. But most of all, it tells a story beyond Chava Willig Levy’s polio chronicle: how calamities can befall innocent people and how those calamities can evolve into and, in fact, become ingredients of and prerequisites for ensuing joy.
Chava Willig Levy is an award-winning author, editor, advocate and motivational speaker with a particular interest in childhood, parenthood, Judaism, music, disability and the quality of life.
Millions of people have read Ms. Levy’s articles, featured in national publications including Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents Magazine, Jewish Action and McCall’s. Her website, chavawilliglevy.com, showcases her lectures, workshops and publications. She has a second website a-life-not-with-
Ms. Levy lives on Long Island with her husband and children.