A child born with a physical condition like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) may have the typical childhood dreams of being a firefighter, doctor or astronaut. As they grow, they realize that being in a wheelchair and having a condition that weakens their muscles means they have limitations to what they can do.
It’s almost April, which means 4-20 is on its way, and most fellow marijuana enthusiasts know exactly what that means.
With the holiday season passed and spring on its way, many of us have gone to family get-togethers, and many of us have some coming up.
As a kid, I was in and out of the hospital so often that the staff became family. I also missed a lot of school. Despite my health, my elementary-school years were great.
People may be familiar with common diseases and illnesses like diabetes, asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy or epilepsy. However, the disease that I live with is not well known or talked about very often, if at all.
I live with a physical disability as well as a chronic illness. Both of these terms are fairly well known, but I still encounter confusion from many people about what they mean.
People who have chronic diseases and people with disabilities can share certain barriers, such as a lack of accessible parking.