How treatment improved my SMA symptoms and everyday life

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Children with
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Morgan received his SMA diagnosis at 15 months. His parents quickly noticed the positive long-term impact of early intervention.
Morgan received his SMA diagnosis at 15 months. His parents quickly noticed the positive long-term impact of early intervention.

“… after Morgan received his first treatment dose, within 24 hours we noticed a difference. The way he felt, the way he moved his legs, kicking them up and down.”

“…over the last two years of being on treatment, it’s like she’s a different person. It affects not only her motor abilities, but it affects everything.”

Zoe’s parents saw the impact treatment for spinal muscular atrophy had from day one.
Zoe’s parents saw the impact treatment for spinal muscular atrophy had from day one.

*Age at time of photoshoot

Treatments for infants and children with spinal muscular atrophy are available. Talk to your doctor today. 

To learn about the treatments available for children with SMA in Canada, click here 

Adults with
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Two years after receiving his SMA diagnosis, Samuel began treatment.
Two years after receiving his SMA diagnosis, Samuel began treatment.

“… the impact the treatment had on myself and Samuel I think changed a lot of things. Sam can walk. He can actually get off the wheelchair. No more wheelchair. He drives, works, goes to treatment.”

“After my first dose of treatment the results were instant, and I still feel instant results one year later. I feel reborn. The abilities that I had lost in adulthood have instantly returned, it’s miraculous.”

The first treatment for SMA was approved for use in Canada almost 24 years after Chloé had received her diagnosis.
The first treatment for SMA was approved for use in Canada almost 24 years after Chloé had received her diagnosis.

*Age at time of photoshoot

To read about SMA signs and symptoms in infants & peds, click here

For teens & adults, click here