Author Archives: Matt Cavallo

LaMondre Pough speaking at the statehouse

How LaMondre Pough Turned His Situation Positive

LaMondre Pough, 47, was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and like many with SMA, he is dependent on the help of outside caregivers to come into his home to help him with basic life functioning. It’s a catch-22 for someone … Read More

Author Jonathan Hill on Situation Positive

How Jonathan Hill Turned His Situation Positive

Over the last year, creative play and games like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) have made a resurgence, helping players escape a real life monster – the COVID-19 pandemic. Dungeon master Jonathan Hill has been using the iconic fantasy role-playing game his entire life … Read More

Chandler Crews on Situation Positive

How Chandler Turned Her Situation Positive

Chandler Crews has a passion for advocacy and social media. Born with the most common form of dwarfism, achondroplasia, she has been publicly sharing her journey for over a decade, gaining her a major online presence. In 2010, she made the decision … Read More

How Matt Turned His Situation Positive

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the spring of 2005, and I was laying in my hospital bed wondering if I was ever going to walk again. A month after my hospital discharge, I was devastated to … Read More

Angela Wrigglesworth pictured with some of her students is featured on this episode of Situation Positive.

How Angela Wrigglesworth Turned Her Situation Positive

Angela Wrigglesworth is a 21-year veteran elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas who has Type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In this Situation Positive episode, Angela shares what it is like to live and work with SMA, how working remotely with … Read More