Gravity's Interruption: Disability and Self-Perception

An accomplished adult with SMA reflects on his lifelong struggle to overcome the gravitational pull of low expectations

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:00pm
When I was 7 years old, I stomped up the front porch steps into our modest eastside Detroit home. With tears in my eyes and head bowed toward the ground, I related to my mother how some friends did not pick me to join the impromptu baseball game organizing along a strip of grass across the street. Once again, real estate on the Louisville slugger had vanished, and I had not ended up a member of...

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