Kirstin Born replied to the topic Chemical exposures and MG in the forum Myasthenia Gravis Research, Scientific News, & Clinical Trials 5 months ago
My dad was stationed along the DMZ from 67-68 at Camp Kaiser, which was prior to my conception. He only learned of the AO exposure after he had become ill (not MG). He has since passed. He did apply for VA AO benefits before he passed. There is a bill that will be introduced to the House this session which expands coverage to the biological…[Read more]
Kirstin Born replied to the topic Agent Orange Exposure and MG in the forum Myasthenia Gravis Research, Scientific News, & Clinical Trials 6 months ago
Someone recently shared that HR 3518 is seeking to expand benefits to those affected by AO, including the offspring of male servicemembers like me. Here’s the link: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr3518/summary.
Here’s an excerpt, “HHS must (1) make grants to public health organizations and Vietnamese American…[Read more]
Kirstin Born replied to the topic Agent Orange Exposure and MG in the forum Myasthenia Gravis Research, Scientific News, & Clinical Trials 7 months ago
My father served along the DMZ during the Vietnam war, where Agent Orange was also used in abundance. His exposures were confirmed by the VA prior to his death, which was 2 years before my MG diagnosis. I have seen research linking AO to changes in DNA as well as a strong link to autoimmune disorders, certain cancers, and cardiac birth defects i…[Read more]
Kirstin Born replied to the topic What Are Your Favorite Sports to Watch? in the forum Hacks, Suggestions, and Tips for Living with Myasthenia Gravis 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Figure skating, be it singles, pairs, or ice dancing. My aunt was nationally-ranked in the early 60s, my daughter competed until she went to college, and I skated in the local club spring show until MG entered my life. Watching lets me still feel the ice under my feet.
Kirstin Born replied to the topic Chemical exposures and MG in the forum Myasthenia Gravis Research, Scientific News, & Clinical Trials 1 year, 6 months ago
I am the daughter of a veteran who had multiple Agent Orange exposures prior to my conception. He passed due to his AO-related illnesses a few years prior to my MG diagnosis.
There is mounting evidence showing that AO causes a number of medical conditions in the offspring of those exposed. And based upon information shared on several AO FB g…[Read more]
Kirstin Born became a registered member 1 year, 6 months ago
Hello, Kirstin! We are thrilled to have you as part of our inclusive and judgment-free community of MG patients, caregivers, and families! Within the Myasthenia Gravis News Forums, we implement a safe space to share and discuss experiences, information, and news and offer guidance and support.
Please familiarize yourself with our forum rules in…[Read more]