spinal muscular atrophy
Hollywood can be an "ableist dumpster fire," says activist Alice Wong.
“I wasn’t able to keep up, so I thought I had to quit. But then we ended up finding an answer.”
I know not everyone's story is the same. Some siblings may have better coping skills to deal with the ups and downs. Some people are naturally good at looking at the bright side, while others need some help finding the light... and that's OK too.
God gave him a body that doesn't quite work. A body that tries to fail him over and over again. Throughout every medical leave and hospital stay, Apple sticks by him. Anytime his health declines, he always has the same goal in mind; to get back to work at Apple.
Service dogs quickly become an extension of ourselves, and I felt that instant connection when we first met. As I took a breath of relief, I remember Jennifer looked at me and said, "I promise you're going to love her. Her name is Wish, and she's an absolute sweetheart."
"Just by being you, you make this world better."
For parents, participants and museum staff seeing Szot’s work for the first time, the experience was eye-opening. Just playing
My disability is not meant to be understood as something that limits me. In fact, I can confidently say that I believe my abilities far exceed my disabilities every single day of my life. The obstacles brought upon by this disease serve as lessons which can only be discovered in the resiliency I have to overcome them.
Stanley has adult-onset spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that has left him confined to his bed for the last two years