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WHEREAS, Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) is a rare and relatively unknown autoimmune disease that currently has no cure; and

WHEREAS, NMOSD attacks the central nervous system and can cause lifetime
disability, including blindness and/or paralysis; and

WHEREAS, the cause of NMOSD is still a mystery and there are a few approved treatments for the majority of patients with NMOSD; but no treatments for the remainder of patients; and

WHEREAS, when mistaken for other diseases, treatments can exacerbate NMOSD symptoms; and

WHEREAS, increasing awareness about NMOSD has caused diagnoses to rise, as doctors have become more likely to recognize the varying manifestations of the disease; and

WHEREAS, the NMOSD community is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about this disease to promote research, improved patient care and outcomes, and to ultimately find a cure;

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

NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

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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 25 day of February 2021.

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