The Reality of SMA: Dealing With High School, University, and Driving
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease, and the most common cause of mortality in infants linked to a genetic mutation.
In this Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK video, watch SMA patient Suzanne talk about her experience in high school, how she made the decision to go to university, and to get a car of her own–all while dealing with a disease that affects between 1 in 6,000 to 10,000 people.
Research is key to improve both life expectancy and quality of life for patients. Recently, progress reports on six treatment options for SMA, all currently in clinical trials, were spotlighted at the 2016 Annual SMA Conference in Anaheim, CA.
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