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About Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

     •     Is the leading genetic killer of children under the age of 2.

     •     Is an inherited disease that destroys the nerves that control voluntary muscle movement.

     •     Affects a child's ability to crawl, sit, walk, control the head and neck, and even swallow and breathe.

     •     Is carried by 1 in 50 Americans.

     •     Can strike anyone of any age, race, or gender.

     •     Currently has no cure, but research is providing hope.

About Cure SMA

Cure SMA is the largest international organization dedicated solely to:

     •     Eradicating SMA by promoting and supporting research.

     •     Helping families cope with SMA through educational programs and support.

     •     Educating the public and professional community about SMA.

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