March 27, 2014

Multiple System Atrophy Awareness

Hi everyone! I don’t usually ask for much from you guys, but this matter is very close to my heart….

My best friend’s mother suffers from Multiple System Atrophy. Multiple-system atrophy (MSA) is a degenerative neurological disorder. MSA is associated with the degeneration of nerve cells in specific areas of the brain. This cell degeneration causes problems with movement, balance, and other autonomic functions of the body such as bladder control or blood-pressure regulation.

Her own General Practitioner (GP) hadn’t even heard of MSA before she was diagnosed, nor have many other medical professionals. It’s very unusual to come across someone who has it, has heard of it or is familiar with it. This disorder is life altering and has left my friends family scratching their heads – because there is no cure.

Below is a quick, 5 minute video about MSA. This video is currently up for nomination for fan favourite at the Neuro Film Festival. The MSA community, and those willing to help, can vote for this video TODAY.

If this video wins, it will be screened and highlighted at the American Academy of Neurology conference in April. This conference is attended by over 10, 000 Neurologists annually, so this is a great way to bring MSA out of obscurity to the attention of these professionals and hopefully create a movement towards a cure.

You will have to register to vote, I know – it seems like a pain, but imagine living with MSA daily? Taking this 5 minutes to register and vote is the easiest way you can help those suffering daily with MSA. 

Register to vote HERE

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