25 minutes | May 6th 2020

My MG Sole Project

Today’s on Get Social Health we’re talking about a project called My MG Sole. It's new collective art project designed specifically for people with Myasthenia Gravis, a rare autoimmune condition. The goal of the project is to help people in the MG community defy social distancing by uniting as a community online. In this time of intense social distancing, the separation of those with chronic illnesses, like MG, from their family, friends and community - who understand what they may be experiencing - can feel more like extreme social isolation. 

The project is sponsored by Argenx, (Are Gen X) a Boston based biotechnology company developing treatments for severe autoimmune diseases. With me here today are

Annalise Hammerlund, an Expressive Arts Therapist and Mental Health Counselor from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also joining the podcast is Susan Woolner. She is the Neuroscience Patient and Caregiver Support and Community Manager for Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences