Erika lives in California with her husband Steven and 2 children, Riley and Logan. Logan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at 20 months. Erika is a non-practicing attorney and an avid follower of politics. She loves writing, running, and spending time with friends and family.

“SMA can be scary, but remember it is no match for
the love you have for your child.”

Posts by Erika

Into the clearing: emerging from the fog of diagnosis

By far the greatest motivator for pulling us out of the fog and fear and sadness was the tiny little boy smiling and sitting before us in his new green wheelchair, named Jay-Jay. What could we do other than explore the world he is so eager and grateful to be a part of?

SMA and staring

Anyone with a disability can tell you that staring comes with the territory. This was a lesson we learned soon after we were told that our 20-month-old son, Logan, had Type II SMA.