Alyssa Silva is a 24-year-old aspiring writer. When she was 5 months old, she was diagnosed with a disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a progressive disease that causes severe muscle weakness and affects overall physical well-being. She started a blog in hopes of spreading awareness on SMA by sharing the personal side of living with a terminal illness. These posts are meant to educate, inspire, and provide hope and encouragement to the readers. Follow Alyssa on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to check out her blog!