A national art exhibition to raise awareness of the condition, Myasthenia Gravis will be coming to Worthing this month.
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare illness affecting about 10,000 people in the UK. The disease causes muscle weakness, fatigue and in more severe cases difficulties with swallowing and breathing.
Currently little is known about MG even by doctors and as a result it often gets misdiagnosed. Left untreated this illness can become life-threatening. At the moment there is no known cure.
For 35 years, the Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) has worked with MG sufferers and their families. The charity’s aims are to raise funds for research, raise awareness of MG and related conditions and to focus on the care of individuals affected.
Regional organiser, Steve Saunders said: “The ultimate goal of the charity is to find a cure but in the meantime making sure the best care can be provided. Our aim is not just to educate the general public but also the medical profession too.”
In April the MGA held an art completion for Myasthenia sufferers and their families. The 47 winning pieces will be exhibited in galleries all over the UK.
The exhibition, Life with Art will take place at Teville Gate House, Railway Approach, Worthing on November 13, 2013 from 11am and 3pm.
Words by Helen Davidson