BOONE LIFE: MU art student with disability expresses self in art
Missourian | December 26, 2011 | By Pinar IstekVodpod videos no longer available.
COLUMBIA — Her days take more planning than those of most people. She needs to see one of her five caregivers three times a day. She spends her nights in a chair instead of a bed. Other than that, Allison Reinhart, 26, is not much different than any other person.
“I just don’t want people to look at me and my story and how I get around and think that’s the way that those people do that stuff,” said Reinhart, an art student at MU.
She was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a hereditary neuromuscular disease, when she was 16 months old. Reinhart lived in the suburbs of St. Louis until moving to Columbia two years ago.
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