I am Chloe, age 24. At 20 months old I was diagnosed with SMA II, spinal muscular atrophy. Since 2006, I have been quadraplegic and require ventilation for survival. I am tube fed. I am married, my husband is Joe who is a teacher.I have a service dog named Sprocket who is a golden retriever. I love my husband and my dog very much. I am also diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type 2. my father committed suicide when I was seven days old because he did not want a "cripple" for a child. my mother was an alcoholic and she abused me emotionally and physically. I no long erhave any contact with her whatsoever. I was also abused in a group home for teens with emotional problems by a male staff member. thank you for having me in the group.
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