Hi! I’m Jermia (@_mia.mi), a 29-year-old sports junkie in Dallas. I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy II at the age of 2 and have wheeled my way through life’s challenges with a smile. SMA is a degenerative muscle weakness that has left me wheelchair-bound and often limits how much, besides walking, I am able to do for myself. Rather than letting my limitations hold me back, I’ve accepted the challenges head-on and still find ways to enjoy life while also seeking to encourage others to push through. I’ve found myself doing the same things that able-bodied people regularly do such as traveling, driving, and attending music events among other things. I currently work in sports media and about 2 years ago. I created my own sports podcast called HotTakeSzn (@its_hottakeszn). A scripture I hold dear to my heart is Philippians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. When life says “you can’t”, just know that you can!