Olympic distance triathlon involves a 1,500 m swim, 36.5 km bike, and a 10 km run. This was the first time she had attempted this distance before as a solo.
Have a look at her JustGiving page to read about the event and her story and you could make a donation too.
Emma Atkinson did an Olympic distance triathlon on 30-31 May 2015 and raised over £1300 for the TM Society.
The next TMA 'Ask the Expert' Podcast'is at 18:00 UK time on 22 January titled "Understanding Vaccinations and Autoimmune Diseases"
The next TMA 'Ask the Expert' Podcast'is at 18:00 UK time on 9 December on 'Understanding Transverse Myelitis: TM101'
Join The TMA’s “Ask the Expert” Podcast Series on
Understanding Transverse Myelitis: TM 101
On December 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Experts on the panel joining us are Sanford Siegel, PhD from the TMA, Audrey Ayres, RN, BSN and Katherine Treadaway, LCSW from The University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Health System in Dallas. Some of the questions to be answered are:
What is Transverse Myelitis? Is it one disease or a syndrome? How is it diagnosed? Why do doctors think it is autoimmune? Is there a biomarker or a blood test? Why is everyone affected differently and yet diagnosed with TM? Why are some people who have the same lesion I have in my spinal cord being diagnosed as having NMO? What is the difference? Will therapies for NMO help a TM patient? Why did my immune system get affected this way? Is there a genetic cause? What do we know about the therapies and how they impact outcome?
Click here to find out more and register.
Have you ever felt like there was something you really wanted to achieve, an issue you wanted to resolve, a question you wanted to answer, or you would welcome help adjusting to living with TM, ADEM or NMO?
This new service of coaching is available to you, whether you have TM/ADEM/NMO, are a carer, or a parent of a child with TM/ADEM/NMO. Coaching is a series of confidential purposeful conversations between you and a coach where you work together to figure out what you want to achieve and develop an action plan to do that. The Coaching Bursary consists of 6 coaching sessions with an experienced qualified coach. You will need to pay £30 (£5 per session) and the TM Society will pay the remainder of the costs. Click here to download a full description, including 'how to apply'.
Thanks to all of our members (over 100) who responded to the original call to suggest questions for research and then later voted on their importance. The research priorities cover all spinal cord injuries, whether caused by accidents or by inflammation eg TM and Cauda Equina Syndrome. More information is available on the SCI PSP, the SCI/PSP press release and the top ten priorities.
TMA Podcast on 'The Role of Pharmaceutical Companies in Drug Development for Rare-Neuro Immune Diseases: What the Community can do to help'
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WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport will be hosting a Primary Sports Camp at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury on Saturday 18th October 2014. The Primary Sports Camp is open to children with physical or mild sensory impairments between the ages of six and eleven years old. All are welcome to attend the camp and coaches will attempt to include parents, teachers and escorts in the activities.
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