Shelbie Brown

Myasthenia Gravis Community Advocate Shelbie BrownShelbie Brown currently resides in New Jersey. She began having symptoms right as the pandemic hit in March 2020. Not being able to see a doctor in person right away was a huge obstacle for her. Luckily, she was able to be correctly diagnosed shortly after her symptoms began. Once she was diagnosed, her whole world changed. She was working at a restaurant before everything shut down, therefore, she thought that her chances of physically being able to return to the same job were extremely slim. She loves her job, so she was very distraught at the thought of not being physically capable to perform her duties. About a year after her diagnosis in April 2021, she had her thymectomy surgery. Fortunately, her symptoms have been dwindling in frequency and in strength since her surgery. In June 2021, she felt able enough to return back to her job and has been working there ever since. Now in 2022, her medication has decreased and she is positive for what the future holds.

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