Cure SMA Launches LifeVac Support Program to Help in Choking Event

Along with funding SMA research and care, Cure SMA is proud to provide thousands of individuals with SMA and their families with vital support they need to navigate life with SMA. In an effort to always be offering additional resources, we are thrilled to launch a new program for all individuals with SMA to help in the event of a choking emergency.

Through this program, a LifeVac Home Kit is provided to any individual with SMA who requests one, at no cost to this person. This is a non-powered, non-invasive, single-use only airway clearance device developed for resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction when current choking protocols have been followed without success. LifeVac has a one-way valve that does not allow any air to enter a choking victim on the downward motion.

The LifeVac Home Kit comes fully equipped with an adult mask, a pediatric mask, and a practice mask. It is easy to use in an obstructed airway emergency and is beneficial for those who the Heimlich maneuver is not possible.

If you are an individual with a confirmed SMA diagnosis, or a legal guardian of a child with SMA, and are interested in receiving a LifeVac Home Kit, please fill out the provided request form. Applicants must reside within the United States.

Cure SMA would like to extend a big thank you to LifeVac for generously donating 500 devices to help get this wonderful program started, and for its support of all individuals with SMA and their families.

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