Voices of NMO

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Catherine’s NMO Story – Life Is My Marathon

Life before NMO – I was an active mom, worked as a home health nurse case manager and an avid marathon/half marathon runner… Before work, I would wake up at 4:30 am most mornings and meet my running buddies for a six mile run. On Saturday’s, we would do our long runs which were 13-21… Read More


Veronica’s NMO Story – NMO Benched Him but Faith Keeps Him Swinging #MayberryStrong

My name is Veronica and this is my NMO story. I am not a patient but a mother/caregiver of an NMO patient. I have always been in a way, made fun of because I am THAT parent. You know, the one that takes their kids to the doctor for anything and everything. I thank God… Read More


Sherry’s NMO Story – From Caregiver to Needing the Care

My name is Sherry. My experience with my disease is a little different and backwards… I was taking care of my father who had MS for many years and experienced sporadic health issues but never at the same time. I began to notice that these issues were becoming increasingly worse, with more signs and symptoms… Read More


Amanda’s NMO Story – Physical Strength Gets You to the Start Line; Mental Strength Gets You to the Finish

Back in 2013 and 2014, I completed two 100km walks to raise money for Oxfam – something I am so proud to have done! BUT in 2016, when I tried to do it a third time, I trained right up to walking 50km in a day however, I was suddenly unable to sleep, to stay… Read More


Julia’s Story – Early Signs of a Rare Disease

Now that I have been diagnosed with Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody-Associated disease, or MOG-Ab disease, I have met others who are afflicted and have listened to their stories.  They all start similarly, with an acute attack, out of the blue, and always marking the start of an unexpected turn in health. My story is different…. Read More