Steve Mikita’s not surviving — he’s living
Deseret News | April 14, 2011 | By Lee Benson
I don’t care what you’re up against, what your challenges are, climbing Everest, swimming the Channel, fighting the high cost of living, every day facing a new ache and pain.
On the degree of difficulty scale, you will never approach Steve Mikita.
Steve has a degenerative neurological disorder called spinal muscular atrophy, which he was born with. His life has been one long parade of losing things: the ability to use his hands, feed himself, hold his head straight, wipe his nose, move.
Although no one keeps track of such things, at 55 he’s believed to be the oldest person ever living with SMA.
Living being the operative word.
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