All over the world this holiday season, families are fighting against Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Here is the story of just one of them. Please help us continue to fight for them. Use the button at the bottom of the story to donate.
Brielle and Brooke and their parents Eric and Sarah Kennedy are fighters.
Deployed to Afghanistan shortly after Brielle’s SMA diagnosis and within days of Brooke’s birth, Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy mentored and advised Afghan doctors and helped treat children in his clinic. LTC Kennedy also volunteered his time with Operation Outreach and distributed 1,400 pounds of clothing to the Afghan community.
Sarah Kennedy received Brooke’s diagnosis while her husband served overseas. Today, at home in Mattawan, Michigan, Sarah and Eric bravely parent their two daughters, instilling in them their persevering spirit through numerous doctor and therapist visits. Through the years, Sarah has been instrumental in advocating for SMA on Capitol Hill.
SMA families around the world live like the Kennedy family, inspiring us with their gaiety and courage.
All donations are tax-deductible and will go toward research and other efforts to find a cure for SMA.