I want to say a huge THANK YOU for the help of the MSU Myositis Financial Assistance program. This disease is horrible and it is a daily struggle because of the pain. We know that stress triggers flares and I have been in a terrible flare due to the stress of my house possible going into foreclosure, and the medical bills piling up. Due to the illness, my hours were cut at work and I was struggling. I am doing my best to work while I still can. No bank would help, so every day I worried what am I going to do? Then through MSU, I came across the financial assistance program info, applied, and was approved! What a huge relief! I am already coming out of this nasty flare because now I will not lose my home! You have no idea how much this means to me to have a program like this to help us while struggling with the disease. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  — Financial Assistance Recipient


Jerry Williams, the Founder and President of MSU, was diagnosed with Polymyositis in 2003 at the age of 27. Since his diagnosis, Jerry has made it his mission to help others living with the rare disease, Myositis. To this effort, Jerry is involved in many different aspects such as education, writing, helping support and answer questions from patients and caregivers, social networking and website development, and much more. (NOTE: Some things are posted under Jerry Williams but he is not the true author. This is because he manages the website.)

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