Welcome to our website! I have been with the organization for 24 years as the Executive Director. I'm married with two great daughters, a son-in-law and two granddaughters. I was diagnosed with MG when I was 38 years old and I have been in remission for 19 years. My first years with MG were very bumpy, but eventually we (my doctor and I) got the correct medications for me. When I was younger I had some of the same concerns that you might be having now.
Will I see my kids grow up? I am seeing my daughters grow up, make their way in life and do the things that they love.
Will I see my daughters' children? One of my daughters is married with two daughters of her own; I am actually watching them grow up.
Will I always feel like someone threw me under the bus? In the beginning, there were days when I didn't think I would ever be better, but as the years went by I got better and better every day. It's important to remember where you started to know how far you've come.
Will I be able to have a normal life? I do have what I call a normal life. I mow nine lawns a week in the summer for older people, I belong to a health club and I visit my family in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota several times a year.
I'm very passionate about the people that belong to the MGAC organization. I have been in the shoes that you are now walking in. It will get better! If you would like to chat, leave me a message at 303-360-7080 or send me a note. I will get back to you promptly.