May is Myositis Awareness Month!
It’s the Year of the Tiger: Hear the Myositis Community Roar
Welcome to MSU! We are an all-volunteer, all-virtual, patient-led nonprofit organization with a focus on helping to make an immediate impact in your life as a patient or care partner. We do this by providing “from the heart” support on various platforms, providing “Simply Put” education people can understand, increasing outreach and community-building, patient-centered research initiatives, partnerships with other organizations, industry, and academia, and our signature program, the Myositis patient financial assistance program. You are not alone in your Myositis journey. See more on our Myositis Awareness page.
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Living with myositis is hard enough. We are here to help with our Myositis Patient Financial Assistance Program. We cover certain emergency household expenses, medical bills, and mobility and assistive devices. The program is available to U.S. residents. See full details available in our help guide.
At MSU, we are patients and caregivers, too. We started with support, and with our support programs, you will find a family. Join us for myositis patient and caregiver groups, Zoom support, and rooms on Clubhouse. You are NOT alone in this journey.
We believe in the patient-centered research approach – putting the patient at the center of any collaboration with industry, academia, and government agencies to improve the quality of life of ALL affected by myositis. Learn more about the research we are involved in, the impact it can have, and how you can get involved.
Watch recordings of our expert-led myositis educational videos to learn more about the various types of myositis and other myositis-related topics and patient opportunities. New videos just added!
We have put together a list of trusted resources for COVID-19. Be sure to stay tuned to your local and state public health office for details in your area.
Steve Powell, founder/CEO of IndeeLift was contacted by patients with inclusion body myositis to adapt the residential machine to their needs. After trialing with several patients, IndeeLift is now delivering. The machine now lifts to 30″, to a standing position. And IndeeLift is offering the HFL-400-FTS exclusively to members of MSU at a discount with each purchase generating funds for myositis research! Special thanks to Jerry King for the video. Follow IB Myositis on YouTube!
Upcoming Myositis Events
- May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
- May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
- May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
- May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
- May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Myositis Support & Understanding and AllStripes are partnering to create a database that will enable new Dermatomyositis research projects!
We’re looking for patients/families willing to contribute their de-identified medical records to make this effort as strong as possible. See more details and enroll if you are interested in being a part of this medical research, from home.
Myositis patients, here are some opportunities:
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