parent of a child with SMA

posted on March 1, 2006 - 10:12am
On Nov. 4, 1976, we sadly checked our daughter Abby out of the hospital a day before her first birthday. With a confirmed diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and the prediction that she might not have a second birthday and quite likely wouldn’t have a third, the last thing we wanted to do was to spend what might be her only birthday in the hospital.

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