|Facts about Spinal Muscular Atrophy|
Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of children under the age of
two, is a group of inherited and sometimes fatal diseases that destroy the
nerves, controlling voluntary movement, which affects crawling, walking,
head and neck control, and even swallowing.
*One in 6,000 babies born is afflicted with SMA, 50% of those diagnosed before the age of 2 will die before their second birthday.
*One in 40 people are carriers of the SMA gene.
*SMA can strike anyone of any age or ethnicity.