Courtesy of Marge Shively
The annual envelope-stuffing party among Cure SMA supporters, held June 27, included, from left, (front) Carolyn Ireland, Patty Mattio, Marge Shively, Judy William, Jeanne Spaulding; (back) Nancy Cook, Jane Halligan, Rory Kaplan, Marilyn Martin, Lois Rosenblum, Bette (last name not given), Ann Werry.
Marge and Jim Shively of Los Altos have steadfastly continued their fight against a disease that claimed the life of their granddaughter nearly 15 years ago.
They’re still raising money for and participating in the annual Walk-n-Roll for SMA, an event their daughter, Linda, started 14 years ago. Linda gave birth to Jessica, who was diagnosed at three months with the deadly and incurable Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It remains the No. 1 cause of death in infants, affecting a child’s ability to crawl, sit, walk, swallow and breathe.