Published 08/06/12

Her focus is on the cure

The Valley Breeze reports on the journey Bryant senior Alyssa Silva has taken to raise funds — to date, $70,000 — that go toward finding a cure for spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that has caused her spinal nerve cells to degenerate, leaving her wheelchair bound.

When she was 10, Alyssa began designing and selling greeting cards to raise research money. Since enrolling at Bryant, her fund-raising focus has gone into a benefit golf tournament and dinner.

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