Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video)

Espanol ButtonSteven, 14, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA, for short) when he was 3 years old. Even though his condition makes it hard to get around, he has found a way to play the sport he loves — and he lives to surprise people.





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