Mom Nikki McIntosh Trusted Her Instincts, And It Might Have Saved Her Child's Life
April 4, 2018
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a degenerative genetic disease that affects motor nerve cells, weakening the body's muscles. Its various types can affect a child’s ability to walk, stand, swallow, and breathe.
Since SMA occurs in one out of every 10,000 babies, Nikki McIntosh didn't know what it meant when the doctors said they were testing her son for it.