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Pam’s NMO Story – How NMO Reinforced Positivity

On Monday morning, Pam had a headache. For a woman who never got headaches, this was notable.  In addition, when she turned her eyes right and left, she experienced eye pain. She took some ibuprofin, and went to the office, where she worked as a dental hygienist.   On Friday, Pam had an existing appointment… Read More


Marie’s NMO Story – Stronger Than You’d Know

Nothing can fell Marie. No matter the punches that NMO throws, Marie just gets up again and keeps on going. A strong young woman who has learned to live with blindness and many years in a wheelchair, Marie, now 26, has been living with NMO since the age of 14. Like for so many young… Read More


Jamie’s NMO Story – Holding on, even if a little too tight…

Jamie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 35.  Her condition was such that she didn’t need treatment, just monitoring. She was even healthy enough to have a second child. After the birth, though, she was put on Rituximab for the lymphoma, once a week for four weeks. Two years later, one night… Read More


Maureen’s NMO Story – NMO & My Life

This disease began with hiccups and vomiting 25+ times a day. I was certain that I had gotten food poisoning or had the flu. Later, I learned that things would get much worse before they got better.  I could no longer work because it was difficult for me to even get out of bed. After… Read More


Avery’s NMO Story – Racing Against NMO

My entire life, I was always a healthy and energetic person… I have played tons of sports and never went to the doctor unless it was for a sports physical. I found joy in all of life’s beauties but I really fell in love with running. I joined as a sophomore and not only did I… Read More