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Gwendolyn's Story: Petition to Cure SMA

Society & Culture  (tags: SMA, spinal muscular atrophy, babies, toddlers )

- 4002 days ago -
Gwendolyn is one of thousands of children coping with SMA, a devastating disease that is the #1 genetic killer of children under age 2. Six hundred babies will be born in the United States with SMA this year alone. Please watch and act today.


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Rebecca Young (63)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 3:38 pm
I have been really touched by this petition and Gwendolyn's story. I have twins who will turn two years old in a month, and I would be devastated if either one of them was diagnosed with SMA or a similar degenerative disease. This is the most heartbreaking thing any parent can experience, and I am truly inspired by what the Strong's are doing for their daughter and all other babies like her. Please watch their video, read their blog ( and then sign their petition here:

Laurie Peterson (15)
Wednesday July 30, 2008, 5:45 pm
What a touching video

Natasha N (15)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 9:39 am
What an amazing little girl, and admirable parents. Gwendolyn, your commitment to finding a cure is inspirational.

Brijal S (42)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 12:07 pm
Wonderful video. It's so sad that poor Gwendolyn is going through this illness. I feel so bad for her parents, but at the same time, I admire their courage for doing something about this issue. I hope they find cure for it soon.


Louise L (48)
Thursday July 31, 2008, 1:18 pm
This is such a beautiful example of taking a bad situation, and making it work for the good. I will be praying for this little girl, and also for the scientists who search for the cure. Inspiring! Thanks,Rebecca.
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