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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Help make September is 'Dystonia Awareness Month'! Online Petition

Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, yet most have never even heard of it.

The brains of people with dystonia send improper signals to the muscles which can cause awkward postures, tremors, spasms, and painful body contortions.

Dystonia can affect one part of the body (focal) or many parts (multi-focal or generalized).

It can affect an individual's ability to walk, talk, eat, drink, see, and even breathe.

Why we need an Awareness Month

People with dystonia often suffer for years before being properly diagnosed.

Even many doctors have never heard of dystonia.

There is no known cure for dystonia.

It is very hard to fundraise for a disorder no one has ever heard of.

No one should have to suffer in silence.

For more information, and to sign online petition visit:  http://www.dystoniaaware.org/

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