SMA: Scarlet’s Life

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In this WXYZ-TV Detroit video shared in March 2015, meet Scarlet and her loving family. Scarlet is a typical 2 1/2-year-old girl in many ways —  bright, funny, and very talkative — but she has spinal muscular atrophy.

Meet the Kingsley family and 6-year-old Brett who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 when he was just a baby

Diagnosed with Type 2 SMA at 10 months old when she failed to meet usual development milestones, Scarlet, unable to use her legs and has limited movement in her arms, is a treasure. The video reveals how the family deals with the disease.

Read about Reagan’s stem cell treatment and the hope it’s giving her family.

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