former inmate with spinal muscular atrophy now helps children who have parents in prison

After eight years in prison, Terrence Stevens, who has spinal muscular atrophy, founded a nonprofit that’s helping children of inmates succeed in life

posted on December 30, 2010 - 11:27am
For eight long years, Terrence Stevens — who goes by the nickname "T-Wheels" — had the dubious distinction of being the only inmate in the New York state prison system with “muscular dystrophy.” Stevens actually has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 3, but he says no one in prison knew or cared what his true diagnosis was. Conditions were horrible for inmates with disabilities, says Stevens...

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