Leading by Example: Steve Mikita on Life With SMA
In this video from the DNA Learning Center, attorney Steve Mikita recalls his time at Duke University and taking the bar exam as an adult with type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Mikita was determined to attend a “normal” college, not one specifically for people with disabilities. In 1974, he became the first freshman in a wheelchair to be accepted at Duke. Mikita never let SMA get in the way of his life so he devised ways to get around any problems. He is now an assistant attorney general for the state of Utah.
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