Being diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) does not necessarily mean that you cannot achieve great success and to lead a happy and productive life. We’ve compiled a list of eight people who have the condition who have lived their lives to the full and gone on to be very successful in their chosen fields, based on Wikipedia.
Alexa is an American actress famous for appearing in shows such as The Guiding Light, Sesame Street, and the movie Admissions. Alexa was diagnosed with SMA at 16 months old and has been in a wheelchair since she was two. The 23-year-old from Pennsylvania is also a singer and motivational speaker and an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.