Spinal muscular atrophy: Meet a toddler who suffers

Spinal muscular atrophy: Meet a toddler who suffers

WTSB | February 16, 2011 | By Stefanie Fogel

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Tampa, Florida – Each and every morning a strict regiment is played out and it’s never easy for Shirley and Joe Cuadrado. Their grandson Christian is a small frail little boy who can’t do for himself.

Shirley Cuadrado, “I’ve become a radical grandmother on a mission to get a cure.”

Christian suffers from a disease called spinal muscular atrophy, otherwise known as SMA. It’s an extremely rare disease that affects 1 in 24,000 babies. It causes muscles to deteriorate and can lead to severe respiratory problems, among many other afflictions.

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