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This fundraiser ended on 05/31/12

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Abbey Eslinger and I (Beth Tweedy) want to help our best friend, Lindsey Calby's daughter, Alannah Jay, fight SMA. Help us by donating!

Alannah Jay was diagnosed with SMA at a very young age. She has been in and out of the hospital for things that started out as a mild cold and in turn turned into her lungs collapsing and other various things. We are trying to help raise money to help her parents with medical bills as well as living expenses.
A brief description of SMA:
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disease caused by a genetic defect of the SMN1 gene. Because of the defect of the SMN1 gene; the protein needed for the survival of motor neurons fails to do its part resulting in the death of neuronal cells in the anterior horn of the spinal cord. In result to this there is very little to no muscle tone to the entire body; along with respiratory issues, swallowing issues, and a handful of others. SMA is one of the most common genetic causes of infant death. Because there currently is no cure for SMA (Although they are working on some trial medicines) Treatments consist of managing the systems and preventing complications.
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