Thank you for stopping by to hear this story. December 2018 means two full years since my mother became and MSA angel. Deborah Knutson led a courageous fight again multiple system atrophy since symptoms began in 2009. Many of you know her story but wish to keep her memory alive through awareness and fundraising. Any amount helps and all funds will go to the MSA Coalition Research Fund (we have a separate research fund in mom’s name). My 2nd holiday season without my mom is not any easier. She is missed every day.
Multiple system atrophy can affect both men and women of all ethnicities over the age of 35. At this time medical professionals do not know the cause or how to slow the diagnosis. There is no cure. Research funding is crucial. The MSA Coalition also provides vital support and comfort to MSA patients and caregivers. Please consider donating.
The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition wrote:
SPECIAL NOTE: ON GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 - ALL DONATIONS MADE TO THE MSA COALITION'S TEAM MEMBER PAGES WILL BE EARMARKED FOR RESEARCH
Since 1989, The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition has focused on collaboratively building hope for those living with multiple system atrophy.
In support of families facing this disease, each year we host the world’s largest live streamed MSA Patient & Family Conference. Our toll free MSA support line is staffed by past care partners who have extensive experience in managing all aspects of daily care.
Through activities like sponsoring and promoting prestigious MSA research conferences, supporting young investigators, and directing over $1.6 million towards 36 MSA research projects so far, the world's MSA research experts turn to us for partnership and collaboration.
This past year we hosted the 1st ever Global Meeting of MSA Charities in New York City. We sponsored the International MSA Congress bringing together over 200 MSA researchers to share their latest findings. During March MSA Awareness Month, we rang the NY Stock Exchange Closing Bell.
If you're looking to make a real difference on a global scale, The MSA Coalition is the charity to support this holiday season.
DONATE to this Holiday Hope campaign starting on Giving Tuesday November 27th.
*** Please remember to ASK YOUR EMPLOYER if they offer matching gifts or check on this link: https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/donate-now/matching-gifts
Together We Are Building Hope for MSA.