10 Inspiring SMA Stories

In this MDA video meet Joe Akmakjian, a 24-year-old with SMA who lives his life to the fullest and is about to embark on his biggest test of independence yet. (Hint to his family: He’s moving out.)

“I’m definitely disabled, its part of my identity. But it’s not the first thing I think of, and it’s not the biggest component of my life.” — Joe Akmakjian

Learn more about the five steps of SMA diagnosis.

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