Miracle for Mom is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for a rare brain diseases like Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. The Foundation is inspired by Janice Murphy who battled the effects of PSP.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Janice Murphy moved to Atlanta with her family in 1980. In August of 2010, Janice was diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disease known as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP.
She battled the horrible effects of the disease which attacked nerve cells near her brain stem that controls walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech and swallowing. Janice began experiencing symptoms of PSP three years prior to her diagnosis. Unfortunately, her condition is often misdiagnosed.
PSP has no known cause, treatment or cure and approximately 5 out of every 100,000 people will develop it in their lifetime. Janice was a strong person who continued to fight this disorder while not missing a moment with her loving family.
PSP Links & Information
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure. It affects nerve cells that control walking, balance, mobility, vision, speech, and swallowing. Five to six people per 100,000 will develop PSP.
Symptoms begin, on average, when an individual is in the early 60′s, but may start as early as in the 40′s. PSP is slightly more common in men than women, but PSP has no known geographical, occupational or racial preference.