WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis is a rare, autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that causes weakness of voluntary muscles and is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups; and
WHEREAS, the disease may be controlled by medication(s), treatments, often requires hospitalization, and unfortunate death; and
WHEREAS, approximately 70,000 people are living with Myasthenia Gravis in the USA today, therefore it falls into the National Rare Disease category; and
WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, a not-for-profit national organization was formed in 1952 to improve programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy and patient care; and
WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to promoting the awareness of Myasthenia Gravis disease and supporting the efforts of organizations such as the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America who are working to serve those living with this disease
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 23rd day of June, 2016.