Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
WHEREAS, MSA symptoms include difficulty chewing and swallowing, slowness of movement, rigidity, sudden and frequent falls and disrupted sleep patterns; and,
WHEREAS, though fairly rare, this disorder is one that presents social and medical hardships to afflicted individuals and their families; and,
WHEREAS, with no MSA cure and no current treatments to delay the progress of neurodegeneration in the brain, it is vital that during this month and in the future, we continue to raise awareness of MSA in Michigan; we encourage citizens throughout the state to support continued research and clinical care efforts in the fight against MSA;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 2012 as Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month in Michigan.