New treatment gives Lynnwood child new chance at life after given months to live
In 2017, Farah Mirizadeh was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and given maybe seven to eight months to live, according to her parents.
Today, 6-year-old Farah is alive, talking, and moving despite the disease.
Her father, Aykhan Mirizadeh, and mother, Sabina Barkhu, spoke to KIRO 7 about their experience raising a child with SMA.
“We discovered that she had SMA when she was five months old because that’s when she stopped eating.”