5 Facts about SMA

Hi everyone! I’m going to start off with giving you 5 facts about Spinal Muscular Atrophy that you may or may not know already. This is just to inform you a little more familiar about their diagnoses. I promise after this post I’ll write some juicy posts. Like the craziest thing a nurse has said to me! Yeah, shes lucky she did not loose her job. Until then enjoy these facts!

 

5 Facts about Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Sma is degenerative and terminal. Babies appear to be normal but eventually they start to lose the ability to sit, walk, talk, eat, and swallow.
  • Although these children loose their physical abilities, they are very bright and SMA does not effect their cognitive skills.
  • 1 in 40 people, unknowingly, are a carrier of the SMA gene.
  • Normally, infants diagnosed with SMA type 1 do not live past the age of two.
  • THERE IS NO CURE!

There may not be a cure but finally today the FDA approved a treatment to treat all types of SMA.  Now to just to be able to get my kids the treatment hopefully! Best gift for us SMA caregivers!

 

 

 

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