News & Events

Welcome Stephanie Hamzo!

September 21, 2021 — The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Stephanie Hamzo to its board of directors. Stephanie Hamzo With a true passion for patients, and dedication to connecting patients/caregivers in need of resources and support, Stephanie Hamzo has built her career in rare and ultra-rare disease communities. Throughout many roles she… Read More


Welcome Dr. Elena Grebenciucova!

August 16, 2021 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Elena Grebenciucova, MD to its medical advisory board. Elena Grebenciucova, MD Dr. Elena Grebenciucova is a neuro-immunologist and NMO specialist at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She was initially trained in neurology at the University of Chicago and completed her neuro-immunology fellowship,… Read More


TSF Canada | Welcome Jennifer!

August 13, 2021 — The Sumaira Foundation (TSF) is pleased to welcome Jennifer van Amerom to its Board of Directors as the foundation’s first country manager. An NMOSD patient herself, Jennifer will be leading and executing the TSF mission in Canada. She joined the organization’s team in fall 2020 as the TSF Ambassador of Ontario…. Read More


Event Recap | Celebrating 7 Years of TSF!

On July 21, 2021, we gathered in person to celebrate 7 years of illuminating the darkness of neuromyelitis optica in Boston. With your support, we were able to raise over $22,000 to fund NMO/MOG-AD research! Cheers to more years of impact. See you at our 5th Annual NMO Awareness Gala set to take place in… Read More


Partnership | TSF x Brain Health Center of the Rockies

  June 15, 2021 — The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) and Brain Health Center of the Rockies are pleased to announce their partnership as of June 2021. Brain Health Center of the Rockies and TSF both share a vision in empowering patients and providing them with tools to live their lives beyond diagnoses. Established… Read More