In this WYMT Television video, learn more about Kirsten’s family, who saw their lives change when she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The family is determined to keep fighting, and to do so, they host an annual 5K in support of researching, and hopefully one day curing, the disease.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common cause of mortality in infants linked to a genetic mutation and affects between 1 in 6,000 and 1 in 10,000 people.
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