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Making strides: New drug helps toddler take first steps

Making strides: New drug helps toddler take first steps Audrey Carpenter runs across the room for fun, her sandaled feet clapping against the floor. She’s one of a set of twins wearing matching coral dresses with appliquéd kittens at Melanie Massey Physical Therapy. Allie Mae Carpenter's walker slides slowly forward as she takes tentative steps. They aren’t her first, but they’re close. Allie Mae, 2, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy in October. Audrey and Allie Mae share a Feb. 24 b
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