August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month. It’s that time of year for us to remember those we’ve lost to this insidious disease, like our sweet Andy, and to honor those who are continuing the fight. And, it’s that time for each of us to take action to raise awareness…and to help find a cure.
So, what CAN you do? First tell someone about SMA. Watch this video. Share Andy’s story. Ask your OB-GYN to offer SMA carrier testing. Post a fact about SMA to your Facebook page or Twitter account. Attend one of the many events being held this month by a number of great organizations. (You can get details about some of the events in which Andy’s Army will be participating at http://andysarmy.com/what-you-can-do.)
Now, what WILL you do to help raise SMA awareness?