To “Walk a Mile” in Her Wheelchair

April 30, 2011

To “Walk a Mile” in Her Wheelchair

KTVA (CBS) | April 29, 2011 | By Grace Jang

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Thousands of children in the United States suffer from muscular dystrophy and the experience can sometimes alienate them from their peers.

However, one Anchorage school set about trying to bridge that gap with a unique project.

Fitting in is one of the most important things for a sixth grader but it can be hard when you’re a sixth grader who gets around in a wheelchair.

When Krista Stapleford was three years old she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, which impacts her ability to use all of the muscles in her body, particularly her legs.

So in order to get around, 12-year-old Krista relies on a wheelchair, but that means she stands out and not necessarily in a good way.

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