Youtuber Mauricio Riffo, better known as Lieutenant Dan, who identifies himself as the world’s first disabled Youtuber. Mauricio is a young Chilean who studied advertising and has dedicated himself to creating content both on social networks and on his YouTube channel.
According to a video in which he participated in the Chile Telethon, Mauricio began to suffer from symptoms of an illness that put him in a wheelchair while he was studying for his degree as a publicist. Upon leaving his studies, he faced the world of work where he did not have much opportunity for growth because the jobs did not have spaces designed for people with disabilities.
@tenientedance The holidays are over 🎉 I hope I was responsible 🇨🇱 🚙 #LieutenantDan ♿️♥️ #payas #holidays #Chile #humor #comedy #disability #inclusion ♬ original sound – Lieutenant Dan
What disease does the disabled Youtuber, Mauricio Riffo, have?
During his video, Lieutenant Dan talked about the disease he lives with, Friedreich’s ataxia. According to information from the Mayo Clinic, ataxia is poor muscle control that causes clumsy voluntary movements. It can cause difficulties with walking and balance, hand coordination, speech, swallowing, as well as eye movements.
One of the most common types of hereditary ataxia is Friedreich’s Ataxia, which involves damage to the cerebellum, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves transmit signals from the arms and legs to the brain and spinal cord. In most cases, signs and symptoms appear well before the age of 25, according to data from the Mayo Clinic.
Usually the first sign is difficulty walking. The condition usually progresses to the arms and trunk. It often causes foot deformities and can damage the spinal cord, leading to scoliosis.
What content does Mauricio Riffo create?
Mauricio Riffo is currently more active on his tik tok profile where he shares comedy videos, unboxings, his personal life and the complications he has had for a world where even people with disabilities must find a way to adapt to a world that still It is not inclusive for people with disabilities.