MG Wisconsin previously known as Northeast Wisconsin MG Support Group has been led by Niki Grossheim for the last 10 years. Niki is a national myasthenia gravis ambassador and support leader, fundraiser coordinator and a person living with MG for over 20 years. MG Wisconsin is one of the patient support arms of the Myasthenia Gravis Holistic Society a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
What we do:
We offer monthly support group programs for people diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and their families. Our support group is from a patient to patient perspective. We welcome everyone who has a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, caregivers, friends and family to join our meetings. We also welcome guest speakers who have wellness information to share.
Community Connection- Our Support Group Schedule- https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRtXZz0Ik1KnUSUAeh5Ba-d6iruthCiKWGG_RdNQEX6PCiFYfkiL-Gx1pQVQIClzetvDAz3Ho1-bu_4/pub
Our signature events:
6/3/23 – Annual MG Awareness Day Event
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
2400 N. Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54913
Start time is 2pm CST for attendees
Sponsors/Vendor arrival : 1PM
Register today: www.MGAwarenessDay.org
9/8- 9/10/23 – Women’s Empowerment Retreat
This is a three day two night holistic wellness event. The retreat includes wellness workshops, cooking class, all meals and snacks, shared lodging, materials and more. Cost is $99 per person. Registration link coming soon.
Each person diagnosed with MG experiences the symptoms differently, this is why it is referred to as the snowflake disease. We are all very unique in the way MG shows up in our lives. Additionally, people diagnosed with MG do not all respond the same to the various treatments. Don’t let this discourage you. Just keep searching to find what works for you.
If you are looking for specific information please talk to your doctor, but if you’d like to hear about other’s MG journeys please attend a group meeting.
Common MG symptoms:
Changes in facial expression
Shortness of breath
Muscle weakness in neck, arms, legs, hands or fingers