There is a little girl named Madison Smith. Madison is a bright-eyed 12-year-old girl with blond hair that beams in the sunlight. Two days after her first birthday she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 2. SMA is a motor neuron disease that affects one in 10,000 children and is the number one genetic cause of death for children.
By the time she was two-years-old Madison was using an electrical wheelchair to move around. She had a variety of different machines and apparatus to help her breathe in her sleep and move around. She sleeps in an adjustable bed under observation to be able to move her for comfort.
If it wasn’t for the commitment of Madison’s parents, Jen and Aaron Smith, she may have not made it past infancy.
Fortunately for Madison, the Smith family began fundraising and started the South Florida Chapter of “Cure SMA”. Through their hard work Madison’s been able to live a happy life, despite her condition. For 12 years Madison’s family has worked towards providing for Madison and for twelve years Nerds Support has been sponsoring the charity events that help Madison and others combat SMA.
The event itself is a charity Golf Tournament, most recently the 12th annual golf Tournament, which Nerds Support’s founder, Scott Richman, attends every year to show his support. This year the tournament took place on May 18, 2019 in Tamarac, Florida where people gather to enjoy a day of golf and community.
Nerds Support is not just an IT company, it’s one that believes in contributing in whatever way it can towards its community.
Madison is full of life and enjoys an active lifestyle. She loves swimming with dolphins, she loves dancing, concerts and road trips. And thanks to the generous support of her family and everyone committed towards combatting SMA, Madison can not only live, but live full of happiness and surrounded by love.
You can get involved by going to www. Madisonswish.com/contact and making a donation or contacting Jennifer Miller-Smith, Madison’s mother, at 954-444-5937.