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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month 
August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month. Organizations like Cure SMA work diligently to educate the public about this genetically-passed disease that is the leading cause of death of infants up to 2 years of age. 1 in 50 Americans, despite gender or race, can be a carrier of this recessive gene. Being informed and spreading knowledge on the probability, risks, and effects of this disease is helpful in family planning and the pursuit of finding a cure.

SMA is caused by a mutation of the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1) that is responsible for muscle development necessary to walk, eat, and/or breathe. This recessive (non-dominant) gene affects nerves with the spinal cord that is responsible for producing the protein necessary for normal muscle growth. When the SMN1 gene is mutated, it hinders muscle development and causes the nerves within the muscles to die. Since SMA only affects physical development, it is hard to recognize if newborn has this disease until they do not meet the typical developmental milestones.  Read the full article.
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Photos from Recent Events
Rep. Todd Hunter spoke at the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee Meeting.
Rep. Todd Hunter spoke at the Community Associations Luncheon Meeting.
Rep. Todd Hunter gave a legislative update at the Veterans Round Table Meeting.
Rep. Todd Hunter spoke at Creative Referral Network.
Rep. Todd Hunter and Team attended the Purple Heart Day Ceremony.
Rep. Todd Hunter spoke at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Grant Award Announcement.
Recent Events

Windstorm Press Conference Veterans Round Table Meeting Networking Luncheon
Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group Corpus Christi Coffee Club Swearing In of Judge Tim McCoy
NAS Corpus Christi Change of Command Community Association Luncheon Ribbon Cutting S & S Monuments
Nueces County Republican Women Membership Mixer Mayor's Interagency Breakfast Meeting United Corpus Christi Chamber Government Affairs Committee Meeting
South Coast Republican Women Meeting University of Texas Marine Science Institute Grant Award Announcement Pinnacle Roofing 15th Anniversary Celebration
Creative Referral Network Meeting Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting Health & Wellness Coalition Meeting
Summer Sun Fun Run Purple Heart Day Ceremony CASA Back to School Drive
Glo & Go Run
Sister City Exchange Students Dinner

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