Man In Wheelchair as eyes and Question Marks surround him.

What Are You Staring At?

When you live with NMO, it's possible you might need to use assistive devices like a wheelchair or walker to get around. Unfortunately, being disabled in public far-too-often invites unwarranted and unwanted looks.

Living with a chronic, invisible illness

Those who live with chronic "invisible" illnesses like NMO might be the subject of people's judgement while in public. Just because you don't "look" disabled certainly doesn't mean that you're not contending with a chronic, sometimes debilitating and painful illness. So how can we deal with uninvited looks and judgement in public? That's the question that's on our advocate Aldelly's mind.

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