Lauren McDermott, like singer Celine Dion, suffers from stiff person syndrome. She explains why it matters that more people now know about it. Photo: Facebook
Lauren McDermott, like singer Celine Dion, suffers from stiff person syndrome. She explains why it matters that more people now know about it. Photo: Facebook
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Celine Dion’s rare disease diagnosis sheds light on stiff person syndrome; meet a woman who has had it for years

  • ‘It’s extremely challenging to deal with the constant pain, isolation, lack of awareness, people not understanding,’ says woman with little-known autoimmune disease
  • ‘She looked scared to me and I know what that feels like,’ said Lauren McDermott on seeing Dion’s Instagram post describing the spasms and pain

Lauren McDermott, like singer Celine Dion, suffers from stiff person syndrome. She explains why it matters that more people now know about it. Photo: Facebook
Lauren McDermott, like singer Celine Dion, suffers from stiff person syndrome. She explains why it matters that more people now know about it. Photo: Facebook
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