Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3
Hi my name is Jason Raposo. I am 35 years old and live in Canada. I have a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3. I was officially diagnosed in my teen years. Spinal muscular atrophy makes your muscles get weaker over time and you slowly lose abilities as time goes by.
Growing up with SMA was hard because as a child you didn’t understand why you couldn’t do some of the things others kids can do effortlessly. I always had a passion for sports as a kid and it never stopped me from playing any. I had to work a bit harder to keep up.
Having Spinal Muscular Atrophy eventually changed my mindsets. The first one is gratitude. I am grateful for all the things I am able to do. I realize that I may struggle with certain aspects in life but I am able to do everything in one way or another.
The second mindset developed was a no quit/self pity attitude. I accepted the hand I was dealt and made the best of it. I live with no regrets and hope to inspire other people with disabilities to live there lives to the fullest.
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