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# spinal-muscular-atrophy - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'We need to do right by families': Call for HSE to fund drug for rare disease after NHS approval

Spinal muscular atrophy weakens muscles and causes problems with movement, breathing and swallowing.

# spinal-muscular-atrophy - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'If she gets another chest infection she probably won't make it, that’s the reality'

Nellie and Lara are the only two children in Ireland with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 – an extremely rare genetic condition.