31 Days of SMA: Making the World a Better Place for People With Disabilities

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Day 21 of 31

This is Jasmine West’s story:

Hello, I’m Jasmine, I’m 28 years old and live in England. I was diagnosed with SMA when I was 18 months old.

I work full time in payroll, and I model in my spare time. I live with my husband, Luke, and our gorgeous cat, Baby!

Growing up, I never imagined I’d live the life that I do now! I drive my wheelchair-accessible vehicle, and I like to think of myself as a confident and independent woman. I employ a team of carers who assist me with daily living, and honestly, they’re all my best friends!

I’m lucky enough to have been able to travel growing up, and I would love to see more of the world. SMA has never stopped me from doing anything, and it never will.

I’m a crazy cat lady, and one day I’d love to open a cat café — an accessible one, of course.

I use my Instagram page to share my life, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. By doing this, I have met and advocated for lots of different people, and will continue to do so until the world is a better place for disabled people.

SMA News Today’s 31 Days of SMA campaign will publish one story per day for SMA Awareness Month in August. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more stories like this, using the hashtag #31DaysofSMA, or read the full series.