SMA & Me – John’s Story

A man with a beard and glasses in a powered wheelchair, sat with him a dog

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – John tells us about his passion for arts, acting, reading, the challenges he has faced throughout education, the positive impact of technology and more! My name is John P Vickers, and I am 42 and I […]

SMA & Me – Ross’ Story

A man with brown hair sitting in a powered wheelchair in a house

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Ross tells us about learning to drive, his education, opportunities and the challenges he has faced along the way! I’m Ross. I’m 42 and have SMA Type II. Throughout life I’ve faced many challenges because of […]

SMA & Me – Nina’s Story

The image shows a man with black hair and a beard, a woman with blonde hair in a powered wheelchair and a girl with brown hair.

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – Nina tells us about her moving to America with her husband, daughter and cat and groups she’s been part of, such as the Teesside Muscular Dystrophy Group! I’m 37 year old, born and raised in Middlesbrough […]

SMA & Me – Matthew’s Story

A man wearing a red jacket, sat in a Powerchair Football chair, outside a sports centre, holding a trophy.

For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month we asked some of our members about living with their condition – here Matthew tells us about his love for Powerchair Football and sports, as well as his academic successes! My name is Matthew Hadfield, I am an Assistant Capital Accountant and Powerchair football player from Chesterfield. For […]