Angie is an 18-year-old student living with Type II SMA. She is from Illinois and is studying English at a university in California. In her free time, Angie loves writing, hanging out with friends, and eating spicy tuna rolls!

“We are all able and we are all disabled—remembering
this motivates me to live my life out to the fullest,
despite SMA.”

Posts by Angie

Getting involved in high school

The night before my first day of high school, I laid in bed wide awake, the butterflies in my stomach fluttering as I pondered what my life for the next four years would be like. Would my classes be hard? Would I get lost? Would I make friends easily? However, I had a big question lingering on top of all these: How would being in a wheelchair and having SMA affect all this?

Introducing myself and my disability

First impressions are crucial for everyone in that they can determine how someone views you for a lasting time. Unfortunately, first impressions often involve an individual’s appearance, and for those with SMA, our differences are all the more apparent.