Statement on Disability
I am a disabled gamer, and a lot of people have questions about that. I was born with a neuromuscular disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I was diagnosed when I was four years old. SMA is progressive and I walked until I was 16. I use a power wheelchair and other various devices to live independently. My wheelchair gave me freedom!
I am HoH (hard of hearing). My father was Deaf and I inherited some hearing loss. I also have chronic health disabilities such as asthma, chronic pain, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Some of them go hand in hand with my neuromuscular disability. These are more annoying to me than not walking.
I also am a mad advocate due to psychiatric diagnoses, which include OCD, and a yet to be diagnosed trauma-based disability.
Please don’t feel sorry for or pity me! Please don’t think my life is horrible. With accommodations, my life is quite great, and I have many other strengths and talents that a lot of nondisabled people don’t have.
I’m not an inspiration just because I’m disabled. I can sometimes be a real asshole! Okay, most days I can be! 😀
I am a complex human being with thoughts, emotions, and feelings like everyone else. It is not better to be dead than to live my life! I wouldn’t change my life for the world.
Feel free to ask questions, but don’t be a dick