Strength of the Soul – a Column by Mileidys Almaguer Iniguez
Mileidys is a certified medical interpreter for people who speak Spanish. She is from Cuba and has lived in the U.S. for many years now — first in Florida and now in Massachusetts. Mileidys wants to encourage fellow patients living with NMO to be unafraid while hopefully shining a ray of sunshine on them. Mileidys does not say that the NMO road is easy, but that there are effective ways to cope with NMO, including staying informed and positive while keeping the faith.
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