SMA Doesn’t Stop Teen From Pursuing Academic Dreams at MIT

SMA Doesn’t Stop Teen From Pursuing Academic Dreams at MIT

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SMA Doesn’t Stop Teen From Pursuing Academic Dreams at MIT

Ben Lou battles the weakness in his body that comes with having spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, but his mind is stronger than most: The 18-year-old was accepted to three of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. Lou is now in his first year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), his dream school. But he also could have gone to the California Institute of Technology or to Harvard. He was home-schooled by his mother,…

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