A father’s perspective: Our journey to finding a treatment
When Quinn, our soon-to-be-born daughter, didn’t make as much movement in the womb as our other 3 children, my wife, Annie, and I thought we had the “chillest” baby in the world. We joked that she was saving up all her energy for when she entered this world kicking and screaming. Quinn was born in August 2018, and she was the most beautiful little girl. Over the first few months, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. In fact, she appeared healthy and had strong upper body strength. But by the time Quinn’s 9-month check-up came around in June, her physical condition started to change.
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In episode 52, I talk with my coworker Luisa Palazola, a Community Manager for SMA News Today. Luisa is from Memphis, Tennessee, and she has another rare genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. During this conversation, she talks about her story and advocacy work, what she’s learned about SMA through her work here, and the upcoming event Rare Disease Day.
Great discussion! It’s easy to draw parallels between SMA & CF. Thanks for sharing your experiences Luisa. You’ve got an awesome spirit. Glad to get to know you even more with this podcast. Keep up the great work with the social media campaigns!
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