Life with Sacral Agenesis – Melissa DiVietri – Disability Awareness
Hollaa Hola, my name is Melissa DiVietri, born with sacral agenesis – a rare disease that affects your spinal cord by limiting ability to walk and internal organs that control feelings below the waist. From 15 years in a wheelchair to full body braces at night, and then a walker device … I am fully independent(ish); using crutches as mobility.
My fight has been since Day 1 – Struggling to maintain a healthy body with 14 surgeries, acceptance of her physical difference and fighting her past that led from never knowing her biological parents. I’ve documented some of my journey in Detroit & Medellin. Take a look at tell me if you like the story !