Hi. I’m disabled. I have a rare genetic disorder which results in degenerating muscle function. I have some chronic pain due to strain on the muscles, and I use a wheelchair heavily (but not exclusively) to avoid injuring myself in falls because I am too weak to stand safely. This has affected my life in ever increasing ways since I was 13, both physically (these days I can’t do anything like lift weights at the gym, or stack firewood, or even pick up a fork I dropped on the floor), and socially (with teasing and bullying at school and lately…

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