Mum’s fight for a cure

February 10, 2011

Mum’s fight for a cure

Waverley Leader | February 10, 2011 | By Michelle Carnovale

IN JUST two short years, Julie Cini lost her two baby daughters to a deadly and incurable genetic disease.

Both were born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a muscle-wasting disease that leaves a person unable even to muster the strength to cough.

Tragically, in the same period, Ms Cini also lost her partner, Ross Brownlaw, in a car accident, leaving her at 13 weeks pregnant to build the charity they had established just a year earlier to support families affected by SMA.

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