About Spinal Muscular Atrophy
• Is an inherited disease that destroys the nerves that control voluntary muscle movement.
• Is the number 1 genetic cause of death for infants.
• Affects 1 in 10,000 babies.
• Is carried by 1 in 50 Americans.
• Can strike anyone of any age, race, or gender.
• Affects a child's ability to crawl, sit, walk, control the head and neck, and even swallow and breathe.
• 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.
For more information
What is SMA? TV Show
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