Posts By: Joan Wincentsen

Patient Assistance Program offered for IL, IN & WI

Good news! If you are a myasthenia gravis patient struggling with high medical costs, our Patient Assistance Program may be able to provide some relief. Our program will cover the cost of medical treatment and medication up to $1,000 per year per person, to the extent funds are available. The program paid over $15,000 in reimbursements… Read more »

Better Breathing Thru Technology – Videos

FALL SEMINAR My MG Journey – Speaker Sara Hasemeyer Better Breathing through Technology – Speaker Sally O’Meara, RN On November 4, 45 myasthenia gravis patients and friends attended Conquer MG’s Fall Patient Seminar at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Sally O’Meara, RN, carefully explained the features and mask options for assistive breathing devices such as Bi-PAPs and home… Read more »

Trivia Night Jan 26, 2019

Thanks to all for a successful evening! Congratulations to the evening’s winning team: Chicken Dinner!   Our emcee, Jim White of J.S. White & Associates, came dressed to referee the tough questions. Thanks, Jim, for your can’t-beat-it congeniality and tough-as-nails trivia! And congratulations to the team led by Deb Volpe and Dave DeFries – 2nd… Read more »

Making Tough Treatment Decisions

When you’re seriously ill, how do you make choices? Who can step in if needed? Can you opt out of care? Reverend Clint Moore, PhD, addressed these questions for myasthenia gravis patients and family members at the Conquer MG Spring Patient Meeting in April, 2018. Highlights are below. Video clips of his presentation are on… Read more »

Making Treatment Decisions with MG – Apr 22

  Spring Patient Meeting Sunday, April 22, 2018 Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Conference Center Speaker: Rev. Clint Moore III, Ph.D., M.Div., F.T., B.C.C.   What’s involved when you’re ill with myasthenia and treatment decisions need to be made? Who can help with your choices? Do you have enough information to make decisions? What if you disagree with… Read more »