Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a tough thing to deal with. Parents of the child, siblings, and the child itself must deal with this debilitating condition. However, just because things are hard, doesn’t mean we should give up. In this spirit, people who are affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy have been raising awareness. For many years they have been lobbying to create a Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month. The relatively new month is August.
Spinal muscular atrophy is characterized by:
- Muscle damage
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble speaking
As a result, people with this condition must be confined to a wheelchair.
This August, many will mourn those that have lost the fight against this condition and will encourage those who have it go fight on. We believe that this month is very important because there are a lot of misconceptions about this condition. During this month, supporters hope that people will become more educated on this condition. They will have rallies about the condition and spread awareness through other local events.
Of course, the most important part of this month is ensuring that people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy are taken care of. It’s vital that they receive the proper attention and medical care in order to prolong their life.
If a person with Spinal Muscular Atrophy needs sudden medical attention, it’s vital that the people at the hospital understand what is going on. Therefore, we highly recommend using a My-Identity-Doctor bracelet. These bracelets provide information that can help save a person’s life. Every person with this condition should be equipped with one.
A simple thing like making sure that everyone who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy wears a My-Identity-Doctor bracelet can save lives. If Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month leads to more people wearing a My-Identity-Doctor bracelet, it will be incredibly worthwhile. It will make a difference in the community.
We hope that you join us in helping to build awareness for this condition. Together, we can help prolong the lives of people who have it and improve the quality of their live. People with Spinal Muscular Atrophy are everywhere. They could be in your neighborhood, at your school, or even passing you in the park. It’s important that you learn more about this condition.