SMA Type 1 is a life-limiting condition. Children with Type 1 have a life expectancy of less than 2 years if not supported with mechanical ventilation. SMA is a motor neuron disease that causes muscle weakness and atrophy (wasting). SMA affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, breathing and swallowing. When the muscles used for breathing and coughing are affected, it can lead to an increased risk for pneumonia and other respiratory infections, as well as breathing difficulty during sleep. Sadly there is currently no cure for SMA. For more information on SMA, please visit curesma.org
The medical expenses to help Auni cope with this devastating disease are staggering. Please donate to this wonderful baby and her family to help ease the burden of fighting this debilitating disease. No donation is too small, every little bit helps.
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