Working On Walking (WOW) is a non-profit, 501c3 certified organization that aims to help pave the way to cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy.


Our Mission

Started by Alyssa Silva, a woman living with SMA, this organization is dedicated to supporting all efforts related to SMA. We aim to continuously provide the SMA community with funds, awareness, and hope which all play an integral role on our journey to our ultimate goal—a cure. Working On Walking will provide information on this debilitating disease, as well as offer firsthand experience on what living with SMA is like. And, in our quest to pave the way towards a cure, we will continuously raise funds for SMA research through fundraisers, selling items, and online donations. Our efforts under this organization will be done with love and the faith knowing that we can conquer this disease.

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Our Story


Meet our team

Alyssa Silva

Mary Smith

Phil Silva

Suzanne Tellier

Tim Draper

Fred Smith

Dori Silva

Adam Silva

Amanda Smith