Steven, 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.
|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|
|WheelchairNet This is an online resource for the people who use wheelchairs and those interested in them.|
|Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy is a disorder that weakens a person's muscles. Because the condition weakens muscles over time, teens and adults who have the disease can gradually lose the ability to do everyday tasks.|
|Cerebral Palsy: Keith's Story Keith has cerebral palsy. This is his story about life in high school, dating, sports, and taking chances.|
|Brain and Nervous System If the brain is a central computer that controls all the functions of the body, then the nervous system is like a network that relays messages back and forth to different parts of the body. Find out how they work in this Body Basics article.|
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