I am excited to be supporting the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) through the MG Walk because the mission is important to me.
About 5 years ago I started struggling with random muscle weakness which occasionally caused me to fall and injure myself unexpectedly. I had no idea what was causing it and couldn't fully explain to others what it felt like. After years of doctor visits, MRIs, x-rays, blood tests and other examinations I was told over and over "your results are clear." This was extremely frustrating because I knew something wasn't right! In the beginning of March 2020, after another round of tests, I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis - a rare and commonly misdiagnosed autoimmune disorder. Now that I am aware of what is happening with my body, my goal is to help spread awareness about MG and help raise funds to support research in finding a cure for MG. This way myself and others like me don't have to just manage our symptoms for the rest of our lives but hopefully one day be able to be cured!
The MGFA is the only national volunteer health agency in the United States dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis.
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 register to join me OR make a pledge to help me reach my goal!