Thankful for kindness
I am a 28-year-old poet with spinal muscular atrophy. My symptoms began showing themselves before I ever was able to take a free step and kept me from ever doing so. Through my life I have remained very physically and mentally active, completing coursework toward a master’s degree in sports psychology while working with the Eastern Washington University men’s...
Sharing a life together in Spokane, Wash., Bill Beall Jr. and Gail Ableman — who each use power wheelchairs due to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — spend much of their time working out to maintain their independence.
MDA’s Quest magazine and a love of exercise brought them together — and their love of each other makes possible their continued independence.