Tuesday, November 20, 2012


At this special time of the year we are given the wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on what we have to be grateful for in our lives. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this community. Dystonia is a lousy disorder – FULL STOP. The pain and limitations it brings to those who battle it every day are life changing.  Despite personal burdens, people in this community are incredibly generous in their willingness to talk with someone who has recently been diagnosed or who might be struggling and need to talk with someone who can truly empathize. We are a community with dedicated physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those with dystonia. Our researchers are smart and passionate about their work, further inspired when they meet those who have dystonia – to forge ahead and advance our understanding of this neurological mystery. The DMRF Board of Directors, our local leaders, and staff are some of the most dedicated, selfless people I know. It is a privilege to be a part of the DMRF family. I am thankful for every member of this family and look forward to that time when we will all celebrate the achievement of our mission.