I am a 20-year-old with a progressive wasting disease called spinal muscular atrophy that will eventually kill me. I invite you to laugh at my nightmare.
I have always believed that the best way to overcome adversity is by approaching it with a sense of humor and a positive attitude. Knowing that there's a chance my lungs could stop working while I am sleeping tonight is terrifying, but life is too beautiful to waste time wallowing in that reality.
I started a blog called Laughing At My Nightmare to share funny stories about my life, and it has gained over 300,000 followers. The popularity of my blog blew me away, and showed me that I have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of many people. I started a nonprofit in order to continue spreading my stories and to raise money for muscular dystrophy research.
This Thursday, April 11th, I am taking it to the next level with a massive Twitter bomb for Ellen DeGeneres. Please check out my blog (www.laughingatmynightmare.tumblr.com) for details about this operation, and get as many people to take part as you can. Not only will it change my life if it works, but it would give me the opportunity to make a real impact on this world, which is something I feel I need to do before I die.
And I would love to answer any questions that you have about my life or my blog or the Ellen operation!
(EDIT) I want to make sure I provide proof, so I do I have this up on my blog. I hope that's enough! http://laughingatmynightmare.1000notes.com/post/47374410535/just-did-my-first-iama-on-reddit
Follow me on Twitter! @shaner528
(EDIT) This response was so much better than I expected. Because of my disease I can only do so many responses at a time (I just get tired), so I'll come back and answer as many as I can over time. Thank you SO MUCH for talking to me!