Raising awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy at Aquin
JournalStandard.com | March 15, 2011 | By Hilary Matheson
The Aquin chapter of Highland Servant Leaders is using this week to tell classmates about disability awareness.
Nine Aquin students have researched various disabilities and will give presentations throughout the week. Many students chose disabilities that have touched their lives.
Senior Elizabeth Bald researched Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disease. Bald invited the Murray family: parents Jodi and Aquin alum Steve; and their sons, Andrew, 11, and Patrick, 7, of Winnebago, to talk about SMA. Andrew Murray is a Winnebago Middle School fifth-grader and his favorite subject is physical education. Andrew also has SMA.
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