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How raising awareness of NMO benefits our community

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is the illness that robbed my youngest daughter, Bella, of her innocence and a big part of her childhood. It’s the illness that appeared to us overnight in 2017, changing our lives forever. It’s what I was instructed to Google when Bella was diagnosed. NMO…

How the NMO community showed me the power of rare

Since 2008, the global rare disease community has observed Rare Disease Day every year on the last day of February. Currently, there are more than 7,000 known rare diseases affecting up to 30 million, or 1 in 10, Americans. In 2017, my youngest daughter, Bella, was diagnosed…