Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 01:44 GMT
Over the past few hours, the hashtag #Save_Rasheed has spread exponentially on social media when the parents of Rasheed, Yasser Taha and Hoda Badr called out for help through their social media platforms to save their child from a rare and critical genetic disease.
As the parents were monitoring the growth of their child, Yasser and Hoda noticed a delay in the motor skills of Rasheed which has become more noticeable and worse over time. After many checkups with doctors and neurologists, Rasheed has got diagnosed with a rate genetic disorder known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a genetic disease that affects the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and voluntary muscle movement. Symptoms appear at early childhood age where a child faces difficulty moving their muscles due to a loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord. SMA is neurological condition and a motor neuro disease that affects 1 in every 8,000 - 10,000 worldwide according to Genetics Home Reference.
Let’s all spread the word together to help #Save_Rasheed