BENEFITING: Transverse Myelitis Association
EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2014
BENEFITING: The Transverse Myelitis Association
The goal of the Texas Walk-Run-N-Roll Campaign is to increase awareness and raise funds for research and programs for individuals suffering from Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Optic Neuritis (ON), Transverse Myelitis (TM) and Recurrent Transverse Myelitis, and their caregivers.
Personally, I have NMO and consider myself one of the more fortunate in the amount of recovery I have experienced. So many of those affected must fight a daily, heroic battle for life that most of us take for granted. I am truly inspired by their strength, courage, determination, resiliency and sheer will.
There are no medications specifically designed for these disorders.
Very little is understood about the disorder mechanisms.
Many patients are initially misdiagnosed.
Currently, there is no cure. These disorders affect any age and gender and strike without warning, changing the course of a life forever.
I have named my team Barbara's Heroes because I consider each one of you who join me in this fight a true hero. Together, we can make a difference.