There's nothing ordinary about the Millers--except, perhaps, the life they lead.
When Fritz and Cindy Miller of Soldotna, Alaska, learned in 1989 that their infant twins, Mariya and Michelle, had spinal muscular atrophy, they wondered if the family could enjoy a normal life together. But they didn't waste time worrying about it.
The family rebuilt their home from the ground up, accommodating the quadriplegic girls' special needs with a veritable funhouse of wide ramps and open spaces. Because no commercial motorized wheelchairs offered the kind of mobility these parents demanded for their kids, the Millers and family friend Jim Van Sickle, a retired engineer, designed and built turbocharged versions of their own in the garage.
That's the kind of tenacious spirit that sparks "Normal for Us: The Miller Twins," a one-hour documentary at 9 tonight on KCET.