Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Reagan’s Hopeful Story
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects mostly children. Sadly, some forms of SMA can lead to short life span. Depending on the type of SMA, the severe neuromuscular disease causes the inability to participate in daily life functions such as walking, eating, or even breathing.
In this Beike Biotech film, meet Reagan Goforth. This super-cute 5-year-old was diagnosed with SMA at just 6-months-old. When her baby brother passed away from SMA, her parents decided Reagan should undergo stem cell treatment.
The transformation in Reagan since the stem cell treatment is hopeful. She is now able to hold her head up, feed herself, and even do a little dance.
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