Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) can be an extremly dangerous condition. Only discovered in 1986, it is still concidered a new found genetic disorder. Although individuals diagnosed with SMS have to struggle, making the best out of their lives. They can have wonderful full lives. We should be humbled to be in the presence of someone with SMS or other genetic disorders. Indivduals with SMS have many challenges including sleep disorders, hearing deficits, visual problems, brain malformations, and often severe self injurious behaviours. They survive the extremes of life, and although this disorder can interfere, they dont give up.