My name is Courtney Paige Canfield and I have Spinal
Muscular Atrophy. SMA, the number one genetic
killer of children under the age of 2, is a group of
inherited and often fatal diseases that destroys the nerves
controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects
crawling, walking, head and neck control, and even
swallowing. SMA is one of the most prevalent genetic
disorders. One in every 6,000 babies are born
with SMA. Of children diagnosed before the age of two,
50% will die before their second birthday. SMA can
strike anyone of any age, race or gender. One in every
40 people carries the gene that causes SMA. The child
of two carriers has a one in four chance of developing SMA.
hope you enjoy my website learning about me, my family and
the disease we all live with everyday. If you would
like to help fight SMA, please visit www.fsma.org
to learn how to make a donation. If you'd like to
read about other families fighting this disease please visit
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