They have already cured SMA in mice!
They know what causes it and are currently testing compounds to
find the one that will work with humans with the most safety.
Unfortunately, scientists say only adequate governmental research
funding stands in the way of a chance at life for the thousands of
children afflicted with the disease.
HEARD OF IT?
neither did I until my son was diagnosed with it. There aren’t many big celebs out there spreading the
word. Howie Long is the
honorary chairperson for Andrew’s Buddies – Fight SMA.
Thanks Howie!! Gary
Sinese (you know, Captain Dan in Forrest Gump) and Jeff Perry (appeared
on ER, NYPD Blue) have also teamed up to promote SMA.
Way to go guys! But
we still need your help. Even
if you just tell one person about SMA - alright, maybe more than 1 :o)
– it would be great. We need to bring awareness so that we can get our
children the help that they so desperately need.
(Information from the www.smasupport.com website.)