perception

posted on July 1, 2005 - 2:11pm
Let’s be honest: There aren’t many positive aspects to living with a disability. I trip. I fall. Reality sucks. Life’s miserable. Disability ruined my life and undermined my independence. These pessimistic thoughts dominated my life for almost 11 years after I received a diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) in 1994. But recently I’ve come to realize that these negative aspects distort the...
posted on May 1, 2005 - 10:12am
Below is a selection of contributions submitted in response to the Quest story, Self-Image and Disability. Each of the opinions expressed below are from people served by MDA. Be sure to check out the MDA Art Collection for more examples of self-expression by artists with neuromuscular disease.

Who do I think I am?

posted on May 1, 2005 - 9:36am
"I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!'" — Alice, "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, 1865