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.

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