home picIn 2008, cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson faced every mother’s worst nightmare when her 14-year-old daughter Ali was diagnosed with NMO, a rare autoimmune disease—often misdiagnosed as MS—and was given less than six years to live. Rather than accept those odds, Jackson left mascara for medicine in search of a miracle. That story, as narrated by mother and daughter in Saving Each Other tells not only how a death sentence was turned into treatable illness but also how a “rare approach to a rare disease” holds life-saving promise for us all.

May 18, 2013

Originally published on Huffington Post, 5/17/13

If you've been hungry lately for some soul-charging inspiration -- or for a cookbook by a true Master Chef -- I highly recommend Christine Ha's Recipes from My Home Kitchen (just published by Rodale Press).

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The Guthy Jackson Charitable Foundation’s mission is to fund basic science research to find answers that will lead to prevention, clinical treatments, and an eventual cure for NMO Spectrum Disease.

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