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WXYZ-TV Anchor Shares Story of Personal Battle (WXYZ-TV)

Topic: Health Awareness Campaigns

E.W. Scripp’s ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV Detroit anchor Stephen Clark shared the story of his granddaughter Scarlet’s battle with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) on a May 8 broadcast. SMA, the number one genetic killer of children, causes muscle weakness and paralysis, for which there is no cure. Clark shared Scarlet’s story, in addition to that of another child, who has begun clinical trials that may help find a cure. “This is the most intensely personal story I’ve reported in 35 years, my granddaughter Scarlet’s story,” said Clark.


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