Living With a Degenerative Muscular Condition

This video from Muscular Dystrophy Queensland follows several patients who have different forms of degenerative muscular conditions.

Watch a touching documentary about 11-year-old SMA patient, Philly.

Eight-year-old Jack has type II spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and 49-year-old Tracy has facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FHSD MD). The two talk about the difficulties they face and their fears for the future if they don’t have the equipment they need as their diseases progress.

Find out more about a charity which helps children with severe disabilities play video games.


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