Caden Nelms is ICONIC. What he means is while his disability may be chronic, he is ABSOLUTELY iconic.
In this podcast, come along as Caden (age 22) shares his experience with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a disability that causes muscles to continue to get weaker over time, requiring the use of a wheelchair full-time. During our time, we chat about his goals + dreams, and the importance of a supportive crew in everyone life – not just for those with disabilities. Listen to how Caden finds the positive while facing challenges that come with having a disability. Also, learn how it took him a long time to accept my disability and how it wasn’t until he left his small-town high school and started college that he finally accepted himself for being…well….the ICONIC – and now advocate he has become.
Plus, we throw in a BIG surprise for Caden + it’s one you aren’t going to want to MISS!
And, if you want to know more about Caden before the podcast, take a look at his short film ??-???: ???? ??????????? from our dear friend + film producer, Tyler Goins.
Caden is 22 years old and grew up, and still currently live, in the North Georgia mountains. As of print, Caden is in his third year attending Piedmont University earning his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. He is also the author of both a blog and podcast called “Rolling Through Life”.
Caden has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disability that causes muscles to continue to get weaker, or atrophy, over time. His life is lived while use a wheelchair full-time.
Caden enjoys finding the positive while facing challenges that come with having a disability – a disability that took a long time to accept. It wasn’t until he left his small-town high school and started college that he finally accepted who he was. It took getting away from people that created assumptions. Finally, a fresh start with people he didn’t know at college helped him to learn more about himself and the things he could do on his own – even in a wheelchair.