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A Bold Story Documentary: Adrienne Vollmer

Tiffany Sauder // November 15, 2018

Adrienne with her child

Graham Vollmer wasn’t supposed to make it. Born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—a genetic disorder in which the body can't produce the protein that allows the nervous system to communicate with the muscles—he was given less than two years to live. But his parents, Nick and Adrienne, weren't willing to give up. As a family, they decided to take things one day at a time. And now, as Graham starts preschool, Adrienne is expanding her focus beyond being the rock for her own family: she's also helping to support other families who are traveling the same path.

 

 

We’re inspired by Adrienne and Graham’s fight, and we hope you are too. If you’d like to help make an impact on the fight to treat SMA, check out Cure SMA here to see how you can help.