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We are dedicated to our mission of finding treatments for Nemaline Myopathy, while providing support and resources to the Nemaline Myopathy community.

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Nemaline Myopathy (NM) is a rare muscle disease that affects all the skeletal muscles in the body, causing muscle weakness. 

NM varies greatly in severity, from mild symptoms to premature mortality. It does not affect brain development or cognitive function. Currently no Nemaline Myopathy treatments or disease modifying therapies exist, but A Foundation Building Strength is working aggressively to change this. Learn More.

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Amplifying Voices, Building Strength: AFBS’ Webinar Series Culmination

The journey to find treatments for rare congenital muscle disease, Nemaline Myopathy, is a collective effort, and A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) has been at the forefront of this mission. Recently, the organization concluded a groundbreaking 10-part webinar series titled “Amplifying the NM Community’s Voice,” made possible by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This…

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Running for Hope: AFBS at the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon

The 2023 TCS NYC Marathon was more than just a race; it was a powerful demonstration of collective strength, determination, and unwavering support for those affected by Nemaline Myopathy (NM). A Foundation Building Strength (AFBS) spearheaded a team of remarkable individuals who not only laced up their running shoes but also rallied communities and hearts…

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