Dear collegues, friends and family,
Thank you for visiting my "MG Walk" personal fundraising page! This is so very important to me and I really need your support so I may someday be in a position to return to a level of normalcy in my life. While the Walk is today, donations can be made for the next 60 days.
Currently, Myasthenia Gravis is an incurable Neuromuscular/Auto-Immune Disease. The Latin translation is Grave/Extreme Muscle Weakness and it can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk, chew, swallow and in extreme cases, even breath on our own! Things we all take for granted can become a huge challenge for an MG patient...like grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, working, even walking your pet or talking on the phone. Often with little to no warning the symptoms appear and may last for hours, days, weeks at a time. They call it a Snowflake disease because it affects each patient differently. I, myself, struggle daily with double vision and my natural energy is used up by mid day. I may also experience shortness of breath, difficulty walking, talking and extreme fatigue (can't get out of bed) for days at a time. Medicines help, side effects suck, but we need a cure!
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.
Please make a pledge to help me reach my goal of $1,500! With your help, the Foundation can continue advancing research studies to help reduce symptoms and perhaps find a cure!
Together We Can Make A Difference!
Missing you all terribly!