Abby was born with multiple congenital joint contractures throughout her tiny body.
Doctors do not know exactly what causes Arthrogryposis, and even fewer physicians know how to treat a child with this issue.
This lack of muscular development and growth is very difficult for families. More needs to be done to provide new AMC parents with guidance and medical opportunities to help their child grow to be self-sufficient.
Fortunately, Shriners Children Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina has a wonderful department with surgeons and therapist who recognize the symptoms and provide medical treatment.
Smokin J’s Barbeque is proud to donate a portion of our annual barbecue competition winnings to AMC SUPPORT.ORG
Heck, we even named our Stump Smoker – Abby 2.
AMC Support provides resources and materials for families affected by Arthrogryposis, as well as, coordinates an annual conference which bridges the gap between those with AMC and medical professionals.
Only one in 3,000 babies are born with this rare condition and AMC does not receive the media attention of many other ailments, but with donations to AMCSUPPORT.ORG – education and support can build a community and spread awareness.
We do not expect our barbecue competitors to donate to a charity dear to our hearts, but we would ask you to consider donating a portion of your winnings to a charity which might be close to your heart.
We are all doing something we have a passion for – BARBECUE! Why not go beyond smoking up good food?