Thank you so much for printing an article on multiple system atrophy (MSA) in the September/October 2009 issue. I am one of the unlucky people who has been diagnosed with this deadly disease. Many physicians and health professionals have never heard of MSA. Treatment and funding are limited because there is no patient base, and awareness of this disease is almost zero. There are still no medications that really work for MSA. I only hope that modern medicine has some real breakthrough to save us.