Myriad Genetics Blog Blog > SMA Awareness Month: Thank you for helping us spread the word SMA Awareness Month: Thank you for helping us spread the word August 31, 2017 clinical News Patients This month, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the Bessey family and the Hearts for Ezra Foundation to raise awareness for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The Besseys have been advocates of expanded carrier screening as well as SMA awareness and research since they lost their son Ezra in 2013. We had the opportunity to partner with some of our favorite bloggers to share the Besseys’ story and spread the word about this serious inherited condition. Read more from these amazing Moms: Today’s the Best Day (Danielle Davis) AnnMarie John Clarks Condensed (Katie Clark) The Soccer Mom Blog (Stacey Garska) Lynzy & Co (Lindsay Coughlin) The Simple Parent (Mariah Moon) At Counsyl, families like the Besseys inspire us every day and we are so proud to support them and the work they do at the Hearts for Ezra Foundation. Learn more about the Bessey’s story as well as SMA on sma.counsyl.com. Want to get involved? Donate to the Hearts for Ezra Foundation.