Voices of NMO

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Dr. Tracey Cho’s NMO Story – Teaching Future Neurologists That NMO is a “Do Not Miss” Diagnosis

My name is Tracey Cho. I am a neurologist and a teacher. I specialize in autoimmune and infectious neurology, treating diseases like NMO, NMDA receptor encephalitis, HSV encephalitis, chronic meningitis, and neurosarcoidosis. I have also been a clerkship director (teaching medical students neurology) and residency director (mentoring neurologists in training). I have spent most of… Read More


Paula’s NMO Story – A Walking Miracle

  Paula is a walking miracle. She looks good, feels good and can do most everything she ever did in her life, though she is now eligible for senior discounts. Paula has NMO. Lupus. Hashimoto’s Disease. Sjogren’s Syndrome. Raynaud’s Syndrome. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Fibromyalgia. When she was just 15, Paula was diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic… Read More


Kelly Ann’s NMO Story – Saving My Own Life

Meet the happy workaholic, Kelly Ann, an ambitious business + LinkedIn coach, podcaster and luxury brand consultant from California who candidly shares the ups and downs of her NMO story and the importance of dedicating your time and energy towards saving your own life. To learn more about Kelly Ann, visit www.kellyanngorman.com


Julie’s NMO Story – Transforming Curses Into Blessings

Julie has had NMO for at least a dozen years.   From before and since that time, she has been diagnosed with a number of other conditions.  She has been knocked down, again and again, and has always picked herself back up. She is one strong woman.  As a mother and grandmother, Julie knows that… Read More


Robin’s NMO Story – Living in the Moment with NMO

I was diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica on July 25, 2015.  My story is a little different than many of the stories I’ve heard or read about because my symptoms started only 11 days earlier.  I had a fever and began to have pain in my hands.  Over the course of the next few days, my… Read More