Singing has been the light of Zhang Jiahuan’s life. She has given over 100 concerts in 10 countries and cities to shed light on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). But at 17 years old, Zhang Jiahuan’s congenital SMA became so severe that she needed surgery in order to survive. SMA causes the spine to become more and more curved and eventually causes respiratory distress for patients.
On January 7, 2008, Stanford doctors performed the life saving surgery for Zhang Jiahuan. Hopefully, the surgery will extend her life for 8 more years. But the surgery costs $200,000. Zhang Jiahuan is selling CDs of her favorite songs in order to defray costs.
*If you would like to learn more about SMA or Zhang Jiahuan*, see: www.sunnysinger.com. A clip of her music is also available on the website.
*If you wish to make a donation,* please make your check payable to:
Stanford Hospital and Clinic
Memo: For Zhang Jiahuan, Acc#20563953
Send to: Attn: Christina Li
International Medical Services
300 Pasteur Drive, Room H1111
Stanford, CA 94305