Celebrating 25 years as Your Myositis Association

This is a bigger than usual Myositis Awareness Month for TMA. In 2018, TMA celebrates 25 years as Your Myositis Association. In recognition of this amazing achievement in the rare disease world, TMA invited its members to tell us, in 25 words (more or less), what TMA means to them.

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Eva Avelino

Eva Avelino: Polymyositis

Eva, from the San Francisco Bay area, was diagnosed with polymyositis in 2012. As a registered nurse, she knew something was wrong when she was unable to walk up the stairs after her shift.

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Lydia Vasquez

Lydia Vazquez: Dermatomyositis

Lydia is from Melbourne, Florida. She was a military nurse when she started feeling symptoms. She stopped working, but the symptoms continued to worsen until she was diagnosed with dermatomyositis.

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