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Chasity’s Story – It Started with a Headache

It started with a never-ending headache… Click the image below to watch Chasity’s video in which she describes her experience with optic neuritis. Although she has lost a significant amount of vision, Chasity believes that everything happens for a reason and is grateful to still be able to see her children every day through her… Read More

Lelainia’s NMO Story – 30 Years with the Wrong Treatment

I can trace my first NMO symptoms back to when I was just 12 years old… I’d be walking down a flight of stairs and for a split second, it was as if a switch had been thrown, cutting off communication between my brain and my legs and I’d fall down the stairs. Sometimes I’d… Read More

Letitia’s NMO Story – Strength Gained from the Madness Survived

My name is Letitia and I am a 22-year-old South African NMO patient. My story began on the 26th of December 2017, Boxing Day… I had been suffering with an excruciating headache for the last 2 days. I eventually noticed that I also had trouble with my peripheral vision. After some online research, I came… Read More

Julie’s NMO Story – Tingles & Tinkles

Five years ago, my oldest daughter and I were grocery shopping when it occurred to me that the grocery store looked foggy or smokey. When I asked her if she thought it looked the same, she gave me a “you’ve lost your mind” look. By the next day, my vision was gone in the left… Read More

Ronae’s NMO Story – God & NMO

It was December 2019. I struggled almost every day with tension headaches (eyes and nose). My primary care doctor suspected I had migraines and prescribed me with migraine medication. I don’t like taking medication (never have) and stopped taking the pills after two days. I chose to fight the headaches… On Christmas Eve, I noticed… Read More