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Families Of SMA

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THE STORY:

SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.

SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carriers. SMA can affect any race or gender.

Individuals with SMA have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing. However, SMA does not affect a person’s ability to think, learn, and build relationships with others.

Though there is currently no approved treatment for SMA, there’s great reason for hope. We know what causes SMA and what we need to do to develop effective therapies, and we’re on the verge of major breakthroughs that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and eventually lead to a cure.

$250

MONEY RAISED
  • The Zappia Family

    $100

  • Carole Ann Zappia

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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The Team: $250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Carole Ann Zappia

Carole Ann Zappia

DONATION: $100

In Loving Memory of MARCO ZAPPIA 4 years ago

The Zappia Family

The Zappia Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago