SMA Stories: Laughing At My Nightmare

**Warning, video contains adult language.**

This SoulPancake film, shared in April 2013, is all about Shane Burcaw, a 20-year-old student with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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The film follows Shane and his friends and family and shows why his optimism and lust for life makes him such an inspiration to everyone he meets. Shane set up a non-profit organization called Laughing At My Nightmare which aims to spread awareness of SMA and providing equipment grants for other SMA patients.

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