Tuesday, 9 June 2009

I met Heather Read this afternoon when I attended the opening of the "Woodlands Community Garden' at Middleton St Mary's CE Primary School...

Heather looks after the Leeds branch of Myasthenia Gravis Association; 'The Rag Doll Illness'. If like me you have never heard of Myasthenia Gravis, it is an auto immune disease characterised by fluctuating and sometimes fatal muscle weakness. It's a disease where the body's immune system, in the form of antibodies, attacks and damages the communication between nerve and muscle, which results in a loss of effectiveness of the muscle.

Heather told me that there are around 150 sufferers in Leeds and the Research Centre in Oxford, that the charity supports, hope that a breakthrough will come in the not too distant future. If you want to help, you can contact Helen, to find out more about the Myasthenia Gravis Association, on 0113 2502816.

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