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Challenging the Limits of SMA With Sport


In this video from Shayne Wilson, shared in 2013, shares a little about the work of the Muscular Dystrophy New South Wales (MDNSW) charity and how their Duke of Edinburgh scheme has helped Melanie Tran to achieve goals she didn’t think possible, such as playing ramp 10-pin bowling.

Find out more about the “amazing” life of Eric Murphy who has type 3 SMA.

The support of the charity and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme has encouraged people like Melanie–who was born with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)–to look beyond their disabilities and to challenge themselves. The scheme is broken down into four sections: volunteering, skills, sports and adventurous journey. The film shows Melanie completing the sports section of the scheme.

Discover 10 key facts about spinal muscular atrophy here. 

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