Fitch senior eyes computer science to help others with physical disabilities
29 May 2018
Marley Robinson was on vacation around Christmas 2016 in Australia – her mother's homeland, and a place for which Robinson proudly bears a few small tattoos – when she heard some good news.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved Spinraza, the first-ever drug approved for treating spinal muscular atrophy, the condition Robinson has that keeps her from walking and from being able to sit upright without a strap.
She has been using the medication for about a year now.
"My breathing has improved a good amount since then, and I've gained a good amount of mobility in my arms," said Robinson, a senior soon to graduate from Robert E. Fitch High School.