The Whispered Roar
— Shawna Barnes

A graphic depicting a woman writing next to a dog.

Shawna resides in Wisconsin with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. Her 21-year-old son recently relocated to Minnesota. Shawna is a disabled Army combat veteran, having served just shy of four years and with a deployment to Iraq under her belt. She manages multiple chronic conditions, including myasthenia gravis and chronic pain.

She hopes that her column, “The Whispered Roar,” will help others living with (or who have loved ones with) myasthenia gravis see that there is more to life than the disease and the limits it often sets. Shawna is thrilled to be a columnist with the publisher of this site, BioNews, so that she can continue to advocate for and lift up those living with MG.