Community Advocates

In order to stay up to date on latest treatments, drug discovery, clinical studies and how to manage neuromyelitis optica every day, Neuromyelitis-Optica.net brings you frequent articles, blogs, points of view, and advice from leading patient advocates and professional medical experts.

Current advocates

Shekita Green

Shekita Green is the mother of 2 teenagers, the wife of an Army Vet and an entrepreneurial spirited businesswoman. In January 2013, she first began experiencing terrible nerve pain, back pain and numbness in her fingers and toes along with piercing headaches. Read more.

Monica Jones

Monica Jones, affectionately known as “Mo” to those close to her is an NMO warrior and a Type 2 Diabetic. Having been a diabetic for over a decade Mo was used to hitting bumps in the road, but it was the NMO diagnosis that knocked her off her feet. Read more.

Chelsey Tucker

Chelsey Tucker resides with her husband, 5 children, and 3 goldendoodles in Nashville TN. Most people would agree that Chelsey Tucker lives anything but an ordinary life. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 21, Chelsey began a course of disease modifying treatments in hopes that the MS living inside her body would slow in progression. Read more.

Aldelly Vasquez

My name is Aldelly and I’m fabulously living with neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s disease). A rare demyelinating inflammatory disease that has changed my world. I’m in my early 30’s, a mother of two young active boys, a proud daughter of immigrant parents, a sister and so much more. Read more.

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