On 13 December 1984, aged 17, she slipped while in a train station in Angers and got pulled under an incoming train, causing the amputation of both of her legs above the knee. She was preparing at the time to immigrate to Israel, fulfilling her plans shortly later and volunteering to serve with the Israel Defense Forces. As a journalist, Bercovitch dealt with disabled people, serving as a journalist on the subject in a morning television show and directing three documentaries, one of which on the Israeli delegation to the 2000 Summer Paralympics.
Throughout these years she was practicing herself in abseiling, mountain climbing and wheelchair dancing.
In 2008 Bercovitch directed a documentary titled Three Hundredths of a Second. Bercovitch was asked in 2007 to join the Israeli paralympic rowing team
While never practicing this sport, she had been given ten months to be included in the final list of participants to the 2008 Summer Paralympics. She competed in the event but did not advance to the finals.