A.S. Face 1900: Mia

Face 1900

Hello, I’m Mia and I was diagnosed November 2016. I am 11 years old. I love gymnastic and my goal is to feel better and compete again in 2018!

Florida, United States of America


3 Responses to “A.S. Face 1900: Mia”

  1. Dear Mia,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Take care and Good Luck with your gymnastics Mia!!

  3. Hi Mia,
    Thanks for sharing your story! I was a gymnast for 15 years during my childhood, so I can relate to your desire to compete. I’m 41 years old now, and continue to do handstands and cartwheels as much as I can on good days (mostly in my living room now). When I was diagnosed with AS two years ago, the doctor at Mayo Clinic told me “gymnastics probably saved you.” The habits I learned from gymnastics- daily movement, stretching, working with pain- have benefited me in management of my illness. I hope the same for you and wish you the best!

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