Meghan Pachas

Virginia | "Walk Forest, walk!"

Two years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder I had never heard of and had no clue how to pronounce. My MG symptoms began with double vision and inability to open my eye completely. After many visits to various specialists I was finally lucky enough to come across my wonderful Neurologist who recognized some of my symptoms and began testing for MG.

This year my symptoms have gone from a nuisance to a life altering problem. I have gone through a surgery to remove my thymus gland, had two MG crises where I stopped breathing and required emergency intervention and have spent a total of fifteen days hospitalized, four of which I was in the ICU.

Two weeks ago my husband found me laying on the floor unresponsive and struggling to breathe. By the time I arrived in the emergency room I was in a full blown MG crisis and unable to breathe on my own. I required emergency intervention for breathing as well as a ng tube placed since I could not swallow. 

While there are a handful of treatment options there is no cure. Treatments can help reduce severity of symptoms but do not completely prevent them from flaring. 

MGFA is committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, improving treatment options, and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs, and advocacy.

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Raised: $1,150
Goal: $1,000
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#4  Local

Thank you donors
Anonymous
walk on
James McGrath : $250
Walk Tall Meg!
Kathi Windsor
Love and Blessings to you, Meghan!
Erika Chambers
We're sending you strength and love.
Katherine Mcgrath : $100
Love you Meg!!
Drew Lemberg
It really sucks that terrible things happen to good people. I love you guys, I wish you all the best.
Jim McGrath : $50
Jennifer Chapman
Sending strength from Rhode Island ???? Devin &Tyler Chapman
Anonymous
Meghan, I hope this helps. Love, Gail
Lindsay Brancato
Hope we can walk with you to support you, too!
"Walk Forest, walk!"
Meghan Pachas - $1150 raised
Brendan Pachas - $125 raised
Ellie Irby - $0 raised
james mcgrath - $0 raised
Kaitlyn Haney - $70 raised
Kara Wismer - $0 raised
Octavia Irby - $0 raised
Ryan Wismer - $0 raised
Yvonne Wismer - $0 raised

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