Welcome to Heartland Myasthenia Gravis Association

Supporting patients with MG in Nebraska and Iowa

Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

  

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects all ages, races and genders. MG symptoms include weakness in muscles that control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg movements, and breathing.

The prevalence of MG in the United States is estimated to be about 1 out of 5,000.

  

Our Mission

  

The Heartland MGA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who are affected by this autoimmune, neuromuscular disease through awareness, education and member services. 

Members

  

Our members include those living in Nebraska and Iowa. Many of the cities represented in Nebraska are: Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, Hooper, Papillion, and Wahoo. And in Iowa: Council Bluffs, Clarinda, Crescent, Griswold and Oakland. Our members range in age from three to eighty+.

Services

Support

We provide the opportunity to connect with other patients, friends and family members in the area. It is a safe place to discuss one’s disease and share experiences.

Education

  We provide informational materials on living with MG, caring for someone with MG, different medications, emergency management of the disease and more.

Newsletters

  Our monthly newsletters highlight information shared during meetings, helpful articles and updates on research.

Where and when we meet

The Heartland Myasthenia Gravis Association support group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2941 N. 80th Street, Omaha, NE 68134. 

Contact Us

  

Tel: 402-426-8006 - Ralph

      402-719-5861 - Kathy

      402-572-0918 - Randy

Heartland Myasthenia Gravis Association

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