How Gloria And Steve Kimmel Found Comfort And Strength After Losing Their Baby Boy Isaac
November 29, 2017
It is never a happy story when parents have to deal with a congenital disease in the life of an ailing child and it's most gut-wrenching when that family gets to lose their child months after its birth.
However, the Kimmel’s found hope and renewed strength amidst pain and grief.
An Unfortunate Event
Isaac, the first-born son of Steven and Gloria Kimmel, was diagnosed with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at 6 months old. This rare condition, also called Werdnig-Hoffman disease, occurs in one out of 6,000 live births causing difficulty in breathing, muscle weakness, and sucking.