August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month and Cubby, a Prospect at Ridgefield's Prospector Theater, wants to share his story.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the gradual loss of voluntary muscles. Due to having SMA Type 1, I have had to overcome many obstacles. When I was born, doctors said I wouldn't live past age two. There are times when I am a little scared of my future and how people that I meet will be able to interact with me. But I never let a problem get in the way. I lead a productive life - completing school and getting a job at the Prospector. I am more than my disabilities.
The photo you see here shows Cubby working side-by-side with Ian on a computer. They are creating a video production!
The Prospector Theater is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing competitive and integrated employment to people with disabilities through the operation of a premium, first-run movie theater. Employees of the Theater are known as Prospects, and we are encouraged to sparkle, shine, and transform our passions into professions.
Learn more about the mission of The Prospector Theater here.
The Prospector Theater is located at 25 Prospect Street in Ridgefield.
Learn more about SMA here.