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WHEREAS, Multiple System Atrophy is a rare degenerative and terminal neurological disease, which has a distinctive impact on each patient; and

WHEREAS, according to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, MSA affects approximately 50,000 Americans; and

WHEREAS, common symptoms include problems with balance, coordination, swallowing, and breathing, but can also affect functions of the bladder and bowel functions; and

WHEREAS, a multidisciplinary approach to MSA care includes physical, psychological, and financial support for patients and caregivers, including support groups; and

WHEREAS, some medications treat the symptoms and some clinical trials for the development of improved treatment, much more research is needed for better management of the disease and ultimately, a cure;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 2021 as

MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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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 February 2021

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