Day 20 of #31DaysofSMA: Sometimes Our Minds Are the Barrier — Not SMARoss Hovey has not often let SMA hold him back. But there are regrets. He wishes he’d lived the proper “uni life” and moved away from home but he was too worried about a nonfamily member doing personal care.His other disappointment is not finding love yet, and he believes living with family until 30, the way he presented himself and his disability, and certain expectations may have influenced this.
“These regrets have nothing to do with my disability; they’re the result of all the barriers I have made. My message to readers is that SMA will not hold you back in life, but your mind can.”
Thank you for being so honest with this community, Ross!
Now back to our SMA community, how do you feel about Ross’ words?
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