My dear friend Alyssa Silva is an absolutely “remarkable” woman. Battling with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) since she was small, Alyssa has not only come over various obstacles and faces daily challenges, but she is possibly the funniest, most caring, and inspirational individual I know who has beat the odds beyond belief. She is currently daring to be remarkable, which I think she already has done a thousand times over, and wants to create a stellar documentary about what it is like to live with SMA to raise awareness. Did you know SMA is projected to have a cure within the next few years? The very next disease.
Watch her documentary below and help fund Alyssa’s dream to produce a documentary which will provide hope and inspiration to people in situations in where those things were once lost.
And to Alyssa-thank you for being you. You have never ceased to amaze me and I am so lucky to have shared so many memories with you from Her Campus to now Huff Post! You’re right, SMA doesn’t have you, you have SMA. I think that’s pretty cool.