Benefit concert for spinal muscular atrophy Saturday

Benefit concert for spinal muscular atrophy Saturday | May 18, 2011 | By Eric Louie

DANVILLE — Danny McHale was 6 months old when doctors diagnosed him with spinal muscular atrophy. His parents were told he probably wouldn’t live to his first birthday.

A decade later, the Danville boy is now a fifth-grader at Green Valley Elementary School. Among other interests, Danny is proud of the reigning champion San Francisco Giants and excited over the San Jose Sharks’ playoff run.

His parents and other families dealing with the disease, who on Saturday are holding their 11th annual fundraiser in hopes of finding a cure, said it’s because of children like Danny that they continue their efforts.

“If we stopped, they would think we’ve given up,” said his mom, Mary. “If you stop, the kids think there’s no hope.”

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