By: Cathy Chapman, Patient Representative

One of the challenges patients endure is the lack of awareness and knowledge about MSA in the medical community. Early diagnosis is missed or often misdiagnosed, causing months, even years, of anguish to find answers. Once a diagnosis is made, the different specialists that are needed to manage symptoms and establishing a team of doctors that have a good understanding of the disease is difficult.

March has been proclaimed as Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month among the MSA worldwide community. This is HOPE for the MSA family.

Hope for earlier diagnosis and improved support.
Hope for more funding for research.
Hope for treatments.
Hope for a Cure.

ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE FUEL ON WHICH HOPE RUNS.

During March, The MSA Coalition will be participating in raising awareness, education, and support. Learn more about MSA Awareness Month and follow The MSA Coalition on Facebook and Instagram to get awareness month updates.