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A Personal Story of the Diagnosis of SMA – Adult

Steve remembers his early experiences with SMA.
So, what I remember about those initial years is that I remember spending a lot of time with my parents in doctors’ offices and so I knew that I was different than my brother and my two sisters. I was being taken around in a very tiny wheelchair and I was being examined by men in white coats. And so I knew that that was a bit of a different reality than it was and that things that I was doing was always going to be done or were going to be done in a wheelchair.
Spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, RNA, mRNA, splicing, gene, genetic, DNA, antisense, motor neuron, splice, Testing, psychologist, neurologist, neuropsychologist, clinic, hospital, neurodegenerative, diagnosis, confirmation, pediatrician,check up, specialist, development, wheelchair, crawl
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