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Listen and learn about NMO from our recent 2021 NMO Patient Day with the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center.


This online seminar includes presentations by healthcare experts who provide advances in diagnosis and care of the adult and pediatric patients living with Neuromyelitis Optica.

Demystifying NMO

Demystifying NMO is a podcast series aimed at simplifying scientific jargon associated with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), facilitating better understanding for patients and their caregivers, and fostering greater connectivity among the community.

Through this collaborative effort, both The Sumaira Foundation and Connor B. Judge Foundation hope to provide relevant and credible scientific information in a patient-friendly way.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes or on TuneIn

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What is NMO?


Neuromyelitis Optica is a rare neurological autoimmune disease - meaning the body’s own immune cells begin to attack components of the nervous system, predominantly the optic nerve and spinal cord.

Science of NMO →Science of Autoimmunity →

Research for a Cure


All proceeds of the Connor B. Judge Foundation are used to fund research for the treatment and cure of NMO. We help support ongoing nerve repair research performed by Tesar Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University.

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