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‘Crazy old woman in a wheelchair’? No, she just has places to go

Leah Aviel, who will never walk again, could stay in her residential center and play bingo. But she wants to get out and on her own. So she went to school — you might have seen her on her scooter even late at night and in the rain — and got a certificate in medical billing. Now she wants a job and her own home.

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Life is 'one hell of a ride' for south Kansas City woman

Even though she uses a motorized scooter, Leah Aviel does not let that slow her down. Come rain or shine she can be seen crisscrossing the city from her home off of Holmes Road.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Life is 'one hell of a ride' for south Kansas City woman 3:00

Life is 'one hell of a ride' for south Kansas City woman

Photographer’s choice: A selection of work from The Star’s Jill Toyoshiba 1:06

Photographer’s choice: A selection of work from The Star’s Jill Toyoshiba

Kauffman Foundation's 1 Million Cups turns five years old 1:50

Kauffman Foundation's 1 Million Cups turns five years old

Royals PA announcer Mike McCartney: Calling hot dog race started as a joke 1:38

Royals PA announcer Mike McCartney: Calling hot dog race started as a joke