Every year a month is devoted to a disability which is prevalent in the community.
August is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) awareness month.
The organization that runs the awareness program is called Cure SMA which is the world’s leading organization for the debilitating condition and is committed to finding a cure for it.
SMA is the main genetic cause of death of infants.
Characteristics of SMA
SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease.
It is a comparatively rare disorder which brings about a weakness in the skeletal and respiratory muscles.