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Please join me and support Cure SMA by making a contribution to my personal fundraising page.
I’m supporting Cure SMA because spinal muscular atrophy is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, and approximately 1 in every 50 individuals is a genetic carrier for SMA.
But here’s great reason for hope. Thanks to the dedication of our community and the ingenuity of our researchers, we now have the first-ever approved treatment that targets the underlying genetics of SMA. But our work is not done. We know what we need to do to develop and deliver effective therapies. And we’re on the verge of further breakthroughs that will continue to change the course of SMA for everyone affected—from infants to adults—and eventually lead to a cure.
I’ve chosen Cure SMA because they are uniquely positioned to direct funds to where they can make the greatest difference as quickly as possible. They’ve already invested $70 million in research.
They also provide vital support for families living with SMA, improving their quality of life today. And every year they host the largest SMA conference in the world, bringing families together with the leading SMA researchers.
My daughter Jessica was diagnosed with SMA in 2002 before there were any treatments available. She was a happy and joyful child and outlived her prognosis and survived until almost her 4th birhtday. I do not want other families to have to go through what I went through. Please help fund a cure!
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Thank you again for your personal gift to support my efforts to fund vital research and family support programs for those affected by SMA.