Voices of NMO

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Shantrice’s NMO Story – A Fear You Just Can’t Break

It all started when I was 20 years old – I went to urgent care because I was experiencing excruciating pain in my upper back to the point of tears. The urgent care team told me that I had a urinary tract infection and sent me home with a prescription for it. Two days later,… Read More

Katy’s NMO Story – The Making of a Warrior

This is a story of how a warrior is made. I have been gifted with the job of being this warrior’s mother and I am proud to share her story. This is the story of a smart, beautiful, strong, athletic, healthy 12 year-old who suddenly was thrown into battle – a battle with fear, unknowns,… Read More

Maurita’s NMO Story – Working Hard & Working Through

She thought it might be her fault. After all, she was working 14-hour days driving a truck, going to school full time and caring for a young son on her own…   In 2008, Maurita suffered a bad stomach virus, but she worked and studied through it.  Almost a year later, it happened again, virulently enough… Read More

Chelsey’s NMO Story – Sister & Scientist

Chelsey Judge, PhD, is a scientist with a particular interest in immunology. She also happen to be the sister of an NMO patient. Chelsey shares her Voices of NMO™ story from the perspective of a scientist, sibling, and scientific advisor to one of TSF for NMO’s partners, The Connor B. Judge Foundation, based in Cleveland,… Read More

Danielle’s NMO Story – Sending Spoons

April Fools’ Day jokes are supposed to be funny. However, the one my parents thought I was playing two years ago, was most definitely not. I’m not pulling your leg either when I tell you, on April 1, 2016, I woke up completely blind in my left eye. Let me pause for a moment and… Read More