Angela Rockwood is an actress, model, producer, and an ambassador with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She is described as "Buddha-like" and is the "Mother Earth" of the foursome. She became a quadriplegic in 2001 after a car accident shattered her C4–C5 vertebrae and severed her spinal cord. She was the third American to receive stem cell surgery, which she believes helped her move from a power chair to a manual chair. She had a bit role in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious before becoming paralyzed.
Auti Angel, a paraplegic, was paralyzed after a car accident in 1992. The backup dancer had just finished a gig—performing with LL Cool J at the Grammys in New York City—and was returning home to Los Angeles when a car clipped hers on the 101 Freeway. The show documents her career as a dancer, leader of the Colours 'N' Motion dance team, singer and actress, as well as her attempts to have a child. Auti Angel has a supporting role in the 2011 film Musical Chairs and heads the Save a Soul Foundation.
Mia Schaikewitz (/ˈmiːəˈʃaɪkɨwɪts/) was paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 15 when an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) ruptured in her spinal cord. An athlete at heart, she stayed active in adaptive sports, but avoided swimming—her first love. The series follows her emotional return to the water. She is a project manager in a graphic design firm.
Tiphany Adams was paralyzed in 2000, the result of a devastating car accident. "I was 17-and-a-half, in my senior year in high school, when I was in a head-on vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver, hit at 130 miles per hour. We were all pronounced dead on the scene, and I was in a coma for three weeks. When I woke up, I was like, ‘I’m going to get through this, and I’m going to live my life to the fullest.’" She is considered "the blond bombshell" of the group with an uncensored mouth and open, honest nature. She loves sex with both men and women and doesn’t like labels.
Chelsie Hill was paralyzed in high school after getting into a car with a drunk driver. Prior to becoming paralyzed, she hoped to become a professional dancer. She and her father founded the Walk and Roll Foundation, which aims to help people with spinal cord injuries. She also does public speaking engagements to educate teens on drunk driving.