Living a Full Life with SMA Type 2
Cory and her two sisters were all born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type II, a hereditary and progressive neuromuscular disorder. Although she has never walked, Cory has lived a full life: she enjoyed school; was an early adopter of online dating, where she met her husband; and has two healthy biological children. Cory is passionate about advocating for equal rights for those with disabilities, learning and teaching about motherhood from a wheelchair, and educating others on disability-life in general. She is a monthly blogger for the Colorado Springs Moms blog. Cory is also pleased that in 2018, SMA was added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) for newborns in the United States. With increasing treatment options available, early diagnosis and intervention are more important than ever.
Cory’s blog post: View from a Wheelchair: Living in a World that Wasn’t Made for Me
Cory’s posts on Colorado Moms blog
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK
Muscular Dystrophy Association
General Newborn Screening Resource: Baby’s First Test
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