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About Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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.

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