Spinal Muscular Atrophy

(credit: Love Song Events & Photography)

South LA Toddler With Rare Genetic Disease In Need Of Wheelchair-Accessible Van

A South Los Angeles toddler with a rare genetic disease is in need of a wheelchair-accessible van her family cannot afford.


(credit: HopeForSMA.org)

OC Woman, Her Mom Start Organization To Battle Child-Killing Illness

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children and infants.


Skyers Ruplingher is battling Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy with a fighting spirit.

MDA Helps Boy Battling Debilitating Disease

A Southland boy is battling a debilitating disease with a fighting spirit. At the age of three, Skyers Ruplinger was diagnosed with Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) after countless doctors’ visits and tests.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2010