When I was a little girl, my friends and I would have lemonade stands to raise money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I had always dreamed of raising $100 for this cause, but I guess I figured selling lemonade at 50 cents a cup wasn’t the most lucrative option. So, with a goal in mind and an incredible support system by my side, I decided to branch out and explore other ventures, and almost two decades later, over $100,000 has been donated to SMA research. My efforts have all been done under the name, “Working On Walking”, and, today, I am super excited to say we have officially applied for nonprofit status with the IRS in hopes of becoming an official nonprofit organization. Here’s to new beginnings, bigger dreams, and the people who have helped me come this far! I can’t imagine my life without you.

(Special thanks to the remarkably talented Ray Oleaga for working with me to create this beautiful logo!)


Author: Alyssa

Chronicling my journey while teaching the world that I have SMA, but it will NEVER have me. Life's what you make it, dare to make it a remarkable one✨


  1. My Alyssa, you know, we are just the beginning. Your dream to raise money for SMA research and a cure will continue to grow because of your beautiful caring heart! I will always try to be there to support and help you! You are the best!

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