I encourage you to visit Jasmine's running blog. It is very inspirational, celebrating her mother's grace and strength in the face of this disease. Knowing her mother Patti personally, I can attest to this. She is a wonderful, optimistic and generous woman; she is truly an inspiration.
If you find the writing and the story as inspirational as I do (and you will) please consider donating to the Guthy-Jackson Foundation. They are devoted to research for prevention and treatment of NMO. Every penny of your donation goes to NMO research and is tax deductable.
Additionally, from now until Marh 20th (the day of Jasmine's next marathon) Tulaloo is sponsoring a fundraising effort for NMO/Guthy-Jackson Foundation. Proceeds from the sales of all note card sets in our online store will be donated to Guthy-Jackson in honor of Patti Lellock. Notecard sets range in price from $8 to $12. Please consider purchasing a treat for yourself or a friend and supporting this worthy cause.