Cindy Fincham

Photo portrait of Neuromyelitis Optica community advocate CFMy name is Cindy Fincham, I'm the mother of two beautiful adult daughters. My oldest Ria was diagnosed in 2012 with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMOSD). I and her younger sister are her full time caregivers.

I manage two Facebook groups: One for Parents of Children with ADEM, AFM, MOG-AD, NMOSD, TM and ON and one for Osteomyelitis and Joint Infection patients.

I'm an honorary advocate for The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation for NMO.

I am the creator of an online petition to promote the passage of Bill HR321 - "The Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium Act", which has garnered close to 12,000 signatures. HR321 would direct the NIH to provide $75 million in funding for NMO research for a cure and establish NMO hub labs and treatment centers in key cities across the U.S.

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