Brooklyn Enos was born kicking and screaming, just like any other baby. For the time being, she was in good health.
Then, her parents consulted doctors because they realized she wasn’t progressing anymore. The doctors diagnosed the baby girl with spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, a disease in which those affected have a maximum life expectancy of 18 months, become paralyzed after losing the ability to move their limbs, and lose the ability to swallow and breathe.
The news was devastating. The Enos family wasn’t sure how to tackle any of it when their doctor gave Brooklyn a timeline of between 9 and 12 months to live.
Then, they discovered a new, “miracle drug” that would ultimately change Brooklyn’s life forever.
In the video below, posted on November 16, 2017, we see Brooklyn celebrate her first birthday — a day nobody expected her to reach. Thanks to the miracle drug called Spinraza, the baby girl is meeting her milestones again and growing like she should.
Although the cost of the life-changing miracle drug is startling — $750,000 for the first year and $375,000 each following year — Brooklyn’s parents think it’s all worth it to see their little one survive and blossom.
Check out how little Brooklyn is doing today in the video below, and please SHARE if you think this miracle drug is going to change the lives of so many people with SMA!
Right Thumbnail Photo: Flickr / Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca VHIR
Footage provided courtesy of WDAF Kansas City
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