August is SMA awareness month

August is SMA awareness month.
What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition which affects the nerves that control muscle movement– the motor neurons.
It is named ‘spinal’ because most the motor neurons are located in the spinal cord. ‘Muscular’ is in the name because it primary affects the muscles which don’t receive signals from the motor neurons. ‘Atrophy’ is the medical term for wasting away or getting smaller, which is what generally happens to muscles when they’re not active.

Liam