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NEW: Myositis Support Gets Moving on Clubhouse every Thursday!
Welcome to MSU! We are an all-volunteer, all-virtual nonprofit organization working to improve the lives of and empower ALL who are impacted by myositis. We do this by providing “from the heart” support on multiple platforms, providing education people can understand, increasing outreach and community-building, patient-centered research, patient financial assistance program, and more.
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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
- January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
- January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
- January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
- January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
- February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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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