Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Lea Jeffrey

Target: £2,500.00



Start Date: 10-Dec-2017

End Date: 10-Dec-2018

About my fundraising

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement.

Types of SMA: There are several types of SMA, which start at different ages. Some types cause more serious problems than others. The main types are: * type 1 ? develops in babies less than six months old and is the most severe type * type 2 ? appears in babies who are 7-18 months old and is less severe than type 1 * type 3 ? develops after 18 months of age and is the least severe type affecting children * type 4 ? affects adults and usually only causes mild problems

Babies with type 1 rarely survive beyond the first few years of life. Most children with type 2 survive into adulthood and can live long, fulfilling lives. Types 3 and 4 don't usually affect life expectancy.

Treatments for SMA: It's not currently possible to cure SMA, but research is ongoing to find possible new treatments.

Treatment and support is available to manage the sympt...more more

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My fundraising page is raising money for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK are a UK-wide charity committed to empowering, informing and su...more

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