Surfing for SMA

Approximately 1 in 10,000 newborns are affected by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a sever life-threatening condition that results in muscle wasting, severely impaired mobility, and shortened life span.

Nine-year-old SMA type 2 patient Reagan Imhoff served as a 2015 National Goodwill Ambassador. Read more here.

In this heartwarming video shared in September 2015, meet 7-year-old Aaron and Ricochet.  Ricochet is a surf dog who helps disabled children learn how to surf but today he’s helping Aaron experience the beauty and excitement of ocean waves while lying on a surfboard at the water’s edge.

Read about the four areas of spinal muscular atrophy management here.

 

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Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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