Fund Ryan's NMO Fight

In March 2017, Ryan was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease known as Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). This disease attacks the spinal cord and the optic nerves. The disease affects optic nerves causing complete loss of vision in one or both eyes and spinal cord paralysis. Since NMO is a very rare disease, there is not an abundance of research, testing or data. As a result, there is only one FDA approved chemo therapy infusion to treat Ryan’s NMO, Rituxan, which is infused every 6 months. The experimental drugs are not mass produced or covered by most insurance companies, making them expensive to acquire. The exact cause of NMO is unknown.  There is less than 10 years of research for NMO and I'm hoping that an increase in funding can help to make Ryan’s life better and the lives of his family. The MAYO clinic is the only place for resources since it has the only NMO Doctor in the world. 
Ryan is a hard working father of three in Westwood, MA working for NSTAR as a line worker. This requires him to work a physical active work style that is keeping him out of work. Unfortunately, his disability pay is keeping him from providing for his family.
It is our hope that we can not only raise money to send Ryan and his wife Angela to the Mayo Clinic but also support their three children during this very difficult time.  They not only need to raise money for research but support their three children and home expensense as well.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lindsay Postizzi 
Westwood, MA
Angela Farrell