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SMA: Jerika’s Last Dance


Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects mostly children. Sadly, SMA leads to shortened life span. The severe neuromuscular disease causes the inability to participate in daily life functions like walking, eating, or even breathing.

Nine-year-old SMA Type 2 patient Reagan Imhoff was chosen as the 2015 National Goodwill Ambassador. Read more here.

In this riveting, yet heartwarming video shared by USA Today, one of 14-year-old Jerika’s last wishes before she goes “on hospice” is to attend a prom. Her family and friends all work to make that happen. Jerika was diagnosed with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy at just eight months old and was crowned prom queen in Appleton, Wisconsin last month.

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


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