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May 2023

Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week!

This week, May 7-13, we’re celebrating Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week. Help us spread awareness – buy a shirt or tell us your story

There are many opportunities to get involved.

2022 Year In Review

FPN’s 2022 Annual Report is now available. We’re so proud of our achievements and look forward to continuing the momentum into 2023 and beyond. A special thanks to our wonderful staff, volunteers, and supporters for another memorable year.

Read the Annual Report.

Meet Margo Marsh

Our latest patient profile features Margo Marsh, a good friend of FPN’s with some excellent advice for everyone – be adaptable!

Read her story.

FPN Funds IMAGiNe Study for anti-MAG Research

IMAGiNe Study: Protocol Released on Anti-MAG PN

FPN is pleased that the IMAGiNe study protocol has been approved for publication in the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System. This research study’s focus is on anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy, a rare autoimmune cause of PN, and is currently being funded by FPN.

Read more.

FPN Webinar: The Importance of Your Support Network (May 17)

When Will Schwalbe met Chris Maxey in college in the 1980s, they were polar opposites: Will, a theater kid, and Maxey a legendary athlete headed for the Navy SEALS. After Will was diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy in 2017, at age 55, he was initially reluctant to let his friends help him. 

In this webinar, Schwalbe and Maxey discuss Schwalbe’s book, We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship, focusing on the role that friendship can play in our lives, the importance of your support network, and the ways that Maxey helped Schwalbe navigate life with peripheral neuropathy.  

Watch webinar recording.