Patients struggle to afford new drug for muscular atrophy

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    Today is Mila Marzouk’s first birthday, but it is unlikely she will see her second unless her parents can find more than $2m.

    Mila has skeletal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that affects more than 10,000 babies every year.

    A new drug can save them, but in most places, it is not funded.

    Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

    Ayah Lundt –

    Mila Marzouk –

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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