Hello, my name is Tiffany Doyle Green and I have Neuro Myelitis Optica. N.M.O. is in the Multiple Sclerosis Disorder Spectrum. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This disease gives me lesions in the brain and spinal cord. Then I lose feeling in my arms and legs.
If left untreated this disease can make me paralyzed. Just like Multiple Sclerosis, I get “Flair-Ups.” Every time I have gotten a flair-up I have to be hospitalized and place on intravenious steroids for 3-5 days. Denis Junior is my son. I was diagnosed with N.M.O. when I got my second flair-up, on his birthday. I have gotten 2 flair-ups, on his first and second birthday. Denis was born on September 20, 2015.
I was hospitalized when Denis turned 1 on September 20, 2016 and again when he turned 2 on September 20, 2017. I have never been able give him a birthday party because I was hospitalized on both of his birthdays. I am now receiving a ￼treatment called, Rituxan, for my N.M.O. I want to celebrate Denis’s 3rd Birthday with a big birthday celebration. Hopefully I don’t get another flair-up.
I am giving thanks to all who donate in advance. Denis’s birthday is on 9/20/2018.The party will be on Saturday, 9/22/2018. Let us try to have everything ready for 9/17/2018. Let us give my Den Den the birthday of his dreams.