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Anna’s Story

After fleeing the war in Ukraine, Anna, who has SMA Type 2, was in desperate need of a powerchair here in the UK. Read her story and find out how our Support & Outreach Team was able to help.

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Disability Trolling: How To Deal With Negative Comments Online

Ross has written a recent blog about some of the negative comments he’s been receiving online, and gives his top tips for how to deal with this.

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Steven – My Experience with SMA

Steven shares his experiences, from growing up and school, to his career and living independently.


Hayleigh’s story

As part of SMA Awareness Month 2022, Hayleigh shared her story about a particularly difficult time she and her family went through, and the importance of the specialist healthcare they experienced, over 20 years ago.

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Luis’ Story

Luis shared his thoughts for SMA Awareness Month in 2022.

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Life Updates from Ross

Ross shared some updates on his blog, including how he’s been pushing himself out of his comfort zone.

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Suzanne: New Beginnings

Receiving treatment, completing a PhD, and getting married – quite a hat trick in one year!

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Eden – Growing Up and Living With SMA

Eden is 20-years-old and has SMA Type 3 – her experiences, include going to school, learning to drive and going to university.

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Steven: The Only Limit Is The One You Set Yourself

In this video, Steven reflects on going to school, learning to drive, university, commuting to work and gives some top tips!

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Mia Looks Back At Her School Days

How school became an essential part of her life, making friends and the role that staff / TAs played.

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Gary Shares His Experiences

In this video, Gary, in his 60s, looks back at living with SMA from his childhood to the present day.

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Fleur – Everybody: Check Your Sats (Oxygen Saturation)

Fleur shares her story here and explains why she’s asking you to check your sats.

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Ross – Life’s Too Short…five top tips

Ross, a Cornish Lifestyle & Disability Blogger who has SMA Type 2, gives his five top tips to help improve a low mood.

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Julian’s Life Experiences

Julian talks in this video about living independently, family life, overcoming challenges, commuting to work, and learning to drive.

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Jasmine Fundraises for a Wheelchair

Some of her experiences and how she went about raising the funds for a new wheelchair.

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Suzanne Celebrates her 50th Birthday

Suzanne, who has SMA Type 2, talks about her life and how this year she was celebrating a very special birthday.

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Joan – Living Independently (2010 & 2016)

Joan decided to live independently when she was 42. Read her story from 2010 and see the video of how she’s getting on in 2016.