Steven, 14, is like most other teens. He's an athlete who loves Italian food and hanging out with his friends. And even though he's got a condition that makes it hard to get around, he doesn't let that stop him from doing the things he loves to do.
|Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) The MDA offers news and information about neuromuscular diseases, MDA research, and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families. Call: (800) 572-1717|
|National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases This Web site provides the latest information about the treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.|
|WheelchairNet This is an online resource for the people who use wheelchairs and those interested in them.|
|Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.|
|In the Band: Jens' Story Can someone in a wheelchair march with the high school band? Yes, with a little help from his friends.|
|Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video) Steven was diagnosed with SMA when he was 3. Here's a look at his life today and why he says, "When someone tells you you can't do something, don't be afraid to try something new."|
|Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) makes it difficult for a child to move around, walk, or breathe. Although there is no cure, therapy and other treatments help improve a child's skills.|
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