‘A Disease May Be Rare, Hope Should Never Be,’ Says Boy with SMARD at Connecticut Rare Disease Day Event

When it comes to rare diseases, one that definitely makes the list is spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress — SMARD, for short. Hunter Pageau, a 12-year-old boy from North Haven, Connecticut, is one of only 80 people in the world known to have SMARD, a motor neuron disease that often...