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Thankful for Another Day to Fight

Thankful for Another Day to Fight

By Betty Martin My name is Betty Martin. I have lived with my husband, Jerry Martin - for nearly fifty or sixty years now - in Lynnville, Tennessee. I had Parkinson’s Disease, but then I was faced with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). I’ve had it now for about ten...

A Journey Together

A Journey Together

By Cathy Chapman, Patient Representative, the MSA Coalition The MSA Coalition Annual Patient & Family Conference is coming up on September 30 - October 2. Reflecting back to the time I was diagnosed in 2012, I was overwhelmed by the fear of the unknown and where...

Practice Saying “Your Choice!”

Practice Saying “Your Choice!”

By Elaine Douglas, The MSA Coalition Board of Directors Dignity is one of the most important aspects of being human. Simply, dignity is about being seen, heard, and acknowledged for who we are and treated as if we mattered. The realities of having MSA can threaten a...

Music Therapy for MSA

Music Therapy for MSA

By Cathy Chapman, Patient Representative, the MSA Coalition Music engages multiple areas in the brain involved in emotions, cognition and motor function. It has been shown that Singing Music Therapy can improve breathing control and exercise vocal muscles that affect...

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