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WHEREAS, Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune condition in which antibodies destroy the communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles; and

WHEREAS, the most common symptoms of MG include fatigue, drooping eyelids, blurred/double vision, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, and weakness of the face, neck, hands, arms, and legs; and

WHEREAS, in the United States today, it is estimated that between 36,000 to 60,000 people are living with MG but because of its rarity many Americans are undiagnosed; and

WHEREAS, organizations throughout the Country are actively working to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and to improve their lives through programs of patient services, support groups, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy and patient care; and

WHEREAS, organizations have recognized and identified June as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. It is a time to educate the community and raise awareness for this neuromuscular disease that has no known cure; and

WHEREAS, timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by MG can improve their live through programs of patient services; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2022, as

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS 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 24th day of May 2022

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