Alecia Maringola, SMA Contributor

Alecia Maringola, SMA Contributor

Alecia Maringola, born and raised in Southington, CT, was diagnosed with the rare disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at 13 months of age. At a very early age, Alecia was challenged by a disease that progressively weakens voluntary muscles, along with scoliosis. She credits her faith in God and the love of family “of the utmost importance to me.” Today, Alecia, now 35 years old, is doing her best to live life to its fullest and help others with SMA do the same.

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