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Articles by BioNews Staff

31 Days of SMA: Sometimes Our Minds Are the Barrier — Not SMA

Photo courtesy of Ross Hovey Day 20 of 31 This is Ross Hovey’s (@thesmartchap_rosshovey) story: Having just turned 43, I’m reflecting on my achievements in life and the regrets I have, which I am fortunate to say are few and far between. While everyone’s lives are different,…

31 Days of SMA: Here’s Why Diverse Representation Matters

Photo courtesy of Shailynn Taylor Day 19 of 31 This is Shailynn Taylor’s story: Hi! I’m a 26-year-old entrepreneur, university graduate, public speaker, and model, and I live with SMA type 2. I remember what the lack of representation in all aspects of my life felt like as…

31 Days of SMA: Why I Have Vowed to Fight for Change

Photo courtesy of Kyra Richardson Day 17 of 31 This is Kyra Richardson’s story: Growing up with a SMA, I was often in and out of the hospital. At age 7, I had spinal surgery because my back was curved like an S. I had breathing problems…

31 Days of SMA: Why I Am Proud to Be Disabled

Carli Lynne Hamilton with her husband, Jared, and daughter, B. (Photo courtesy of Carli Lynne Hamilton) Day 16 of 31 This is Carli Lynne Hamilton’s story: I am Carli Hamilton. I was diagnosed with SMA when I was 2 years old. Like many other parents who receive the diagnosis…

31 Days of SMA: How SMA Made Me Into a Scientist

Photo courtesy of Ben Lou Day 12 of 31 This is Ben Lou‘s story: Hi, I’m Ben, a mathematician, physicist, and philosopher studying at MIT. I also have SMA type 2. You’ll find me in the mornings pondering my problems in bed. I’ll be reading…