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Muscular Dystrophy

Ashley Fox

Not Really That Different

At 9 months old my family’s life along with mine was forever changed. I was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and only given 2 years to live. 18 years later and I’m living a life any able-bodied person can live. I’ve done cheerleading, ASB, Girl Scouts and a few other clubs. You name it I was doing it or at least planning on it. I just finished my first year of college and am going to school for a degree in Psychology. I’ve always had people question my capability of accomplishing things and look down on me as if I was over my head with my dreams. Even though I have days where life can be a little tiring I always remember I have kids with disabilities looking up to me, wanting to be me. My whole goal is to live my best life while also showing others that a chair doesn’t stop you from doing so, it just makes you think outside the box in certain situations.

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