Day 16 of #31DaysofSMA: Why I Am Proud to Be Disabled
Carli Lynne Hamilton was diagnosed with SMA at the age of two. Like many others at the time, her parents weren’t given much hope. And growing up, Carli struggled to accept her disability as a part of her identity.
As things changed and she embraced her life, she also came to embrace her disability. She’s now a wife and mother, and she takes pride in living with SMA. Click here to read the full story.
Here’s an excerpt, “I used to have a somewhat negative view of life with SMA and a disability. But I’ve been able to see that life truly is beautiful, especially with SMA. It makes those sweet moments that much sweeter. I am Carli, and I am proud to be disabled!”
Do you have any takeaways from Carli’s story?
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