What is SMA?
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the term for a group of inherited neuromuscular diseases affecting thousands of children and adults all over the world. The disease destroys motor neurons (also called anterior horn cells) of the spinal cord and brain stem. These nerve cells deliver electrical and chemical signals to voluntary muscles, which are used for crawling, walking, head and neck control, swallowing, and even breathing.
Involuntary muscles, hearing, vision, and intelligence are not affected. It has been noted that most children with SMA are very bright, interactive and socially gifted.
IT IS THE NUMBER ONE GENETIC KILLER OF CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF TWO
1 of 40 people are carriers of the SMA gene
1 in every 6,000 live births is affected
over 25,000 people in the U.S. have SMA
SMA does not discriminate when it comes to sex, age, race or ethnic background
"Autosomal recessive" types 1-3. Both parents must pass on the defective gene in order for their child to inherit the disease
Help us join the fight to CURE SMA!
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SMA Angels Charity is a 100% volunteer, non-profit charity, that was inspired by two amazing little girls, Cassie and Skylar Swanson. They were born March 7, 1997 and at five months were diagnosed with the deadly disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). These beautiful identical twins inspired not only their family, but a community of friends. Determined that no parent should ever again hear, “Your child, will never sit, stand or walk and they will die before the age of two,” this Charity began its fight against SMA
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