Please team with us to end SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a degenerative disease that results in the loss of nerves in the spinal cord and weakness of the muscles connected with those nerves. The mind and spirit are no different from that of a healthy baby, but the body eventually fails. Babies with SMA have a life expectancy of 1-2 years.
There is hope.
* The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) selected SMA as the disease closest to treatment of more than 600 disorders.
* So much is known about SMA and by finding a treatment and cure for it, the pathway to treatments and cures for many other diseases will become infinitely more attainable.
* Nobel Laureate James Watson, signed a statement stressing that with funding of $20 to $30 million annually, an effective therapy for SMA can be achieved in the near term of five years or less.
* SMA translational research approach used by researchers is now considered a viable research "model” with the potential for enormous benefit to millions of people impacted by other diseases, including ALS/Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Fragile X, Tay Sachs Sandhoff, among others.
Every dollar you donate, we will match.
That's right, that means double the impact!
Please help us celebrate our twin's 2nd birthday by raising money to help more babies live to see their second birthday.
Together, we will make twice the difference in ending SMA.
Ann and Jim Walker
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