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Thank You to Our Circle of Hope 2022 Contributors

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition is dedicated to improving the lives of our multiple system atrophy (MSA) patients and their families. At the close of each year, we ask our community members and supporters to join our Circle of Hope by making a contribution to...

Finding Purpose

By Cathy Chapman, MSA Coalition Patient Representative Not in a million years did I ever imagine being faced with such a rare disease as Multiple System Atrophy. My life changed overnight when I was diagnosed. I entered into Social Security Disability, no longer...

Acceptance and MSA

By Tom Tait Multiple System Atrophy ended our love story, but not our love for each other. My wife Liz was diagnosed with possible MSA at age 57 on November 26, 2013, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center in...

Connection Gives Encouragement

By Cathy Chapman, MSA Coalition Patient Representative After the close of the 2022 Patient/Family Conference we come away with knowledge, support, connection with others, encouragement, and finding peace in knowing that we are not alone on this journey. Even as we...

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