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Baby Anthony's Hope fund. Friends and family are raising money to treat little baby Anthony from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Please help us.

My precious nephew Anthony Jacob Rodrigues was born on July 7, 2011. He has recently been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 1. The doctors have told his mom and dad that babies like him don't live to see their 1st bithday. There is No cure for SMA yet, but our family is not going to give up. Help us fight against this cruel disease that takes lives of innocent babies like my nephew. One day there can be a cure, with your help Anthony and babies like him can have a chance at a future.

Information on SMA:SMA Type I is an acute form of SMA and is also referred to as Werdnig-Hoffman disease, or infantile-onset SMA. It has the earliest onset, usually at birth. Infants with this type of SMA exhibit the most severe symptoms. The progressive weakening of muscles can lead to respiratory infections and lung collapse.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a motor neuron disease. The motor neurons affect the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing.

Sensation and the ability to feel are not affected. Intellectual activity is normal and it is often observed that patients with SMA are unusually bright and sociable.
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