You all know my dear brother, John, died of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) two years ago this week. What you may not know is this:
1) MSA is a progressively degenerative neurotical disorder that kills its victims in 7-10 years after noticeable onset of symptoms. It took 3 years from diagnosis for my brother.
2) MSA has the same incidence rate as the more well-known ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) beneficiary of the brilliant marketing campaign, the ice bucket challenge. 3 people in 100,000 are diagnosed with MSA each year. But doctors don’t know about it as much and get it confused with MSA’s cousin, Parkinson’s, which commonly has a 30 year survival rate.
3) There is no cure and no one knows yet what causes MSA.
4) You can help find a cure by donating today for Giving Tuesday. Please help us find a cure.