Facts about Spinal Muscular Atrophy

*Spinal Muscular 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.