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Meet Connor Judge: Life and NMO

The Connor B. Judge Foundation raises awareness and research funds fo neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and other autoimmune diseases. CBJF was formed in honor of Connor Judge, after he suffered a severe NMO attack that left him blind and paralyzed from the waist down. After 2 weeks in the neurology department and 6 weeks of intense physical rehabilitation, Connor recovered both his eyesight and ability to walk. However, like many NMO patients, he is still affected by the disease in many ways.

Spring into NMO Action!


Join us on May 11th at 7PM at Superelectric Pinball Parlor for a night of classic video games, food, raffle prices, music, and drinks!

Patient in a wheelchair looking at a curtain of hanging letters

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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Dr. Tesar explaining lab technique