My name is Tamatha. On June 20, 2015 my family’s life was forever changed when my mother, Patsy, was diagnosed with a rare brain disease called multiple system atrophy. We had never heard of the disease and all the neurologist really told us was that it was “a garden variety of parkinson’s called a parkinsonism”. I had to go home and Google it. Then I had to sit my mother and step-father, Billy, down and tell them what I’d discovered.

I created this blog to express what I can. I don’t know what will end up here, but it will be related to MSA and my mother’s battle.