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#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

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The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.

NeuroClastic

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We are a collective of Autistics responsive to the evolving needs and trajectory of the Autistic community. We are cataloguing the intersectional experiences, insights, knowledge, talents, and creative pursuits of Autistics. We follow a unique model of interdependence, leveraging the talents, skills, and specializations of contributors to support and accommodate the access needs of other contributors to engage in public-facing Autistic self-advocacy to create a body free, accessible resources with the goal of improve conditions for Autistics and otherwise NeuroDivergent people.

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Sunrise Movement

Sunrise is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

Just Me

Hi, It’s me!

Thanks for visiting to learn about me. I am a very complicated person, but hopefully worth the effort to learn about. My life has been anything but easy, but because of a lot of amazing people out in the world, I am learning more and more about who I am.

Hello and Welcome

My Life Hello and Welcome (TW/CW Head Injuries, Chronic Illness, Ableism, Trauma, Seizures, Suicide, Paralysis, Dystonia, Medical Trauma)Hi, my name is Michael and I have quite a story. It starts with a head injury as a toddler and leads to me now finding out I am...

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My Autistic Journey

My Autistic Journey

BackgroundThis is going to be hard for me to write and explain. I have been thinking about this, and researching it, for several years at least now. The easiest way for me to start off will be with linking to this blog post by Rory Reckons on Autistic burnout. This,...

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Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

My Life Hello and Welcome (TW/CW Head Injuries, Chronic Illness, Ableism, Trauma, Seizures, Suicide, Paralysis, Dystonia, Medical Trauma)Hi, my name is Michael and I have quite a story. It starts with a head injury as a toddler and leads to me now finding out I am...

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Some diagnosis are official and others are self diagnosed or suspected. This is due to the lack of access to appropriate medical care due to financial reasons, inability to find doctors that know anything about the conditions, and trauma caused by many medical professionals. Because of this I need to diagnose myself so I can take strategies to create the best quality of life possible for myself.

Diagnosis

Official (* = Rare Disease) (# = Genetic Link)

Diagnosis

Self Diagnosed (SD) & Suspected (Sus) (* = Rare Disease) (# = Genetic Link)

Genetics

The following numbers are from specific reports related to periodic paralysis, and periodic paralysis like disease, as well as mitochondrial specific reports. I have reports from Whole Genome Testing that shows significantly more results than this, but is too much to go into at this point. Conditions listed in BOLD under the genes below have strong symptoms associated with them in my case.

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1

Pathogenic Variants

Likely Pathogenic

3

Conflicting Interpretations of Pathogenicity

Yellow Sqare

11

Variants of Uncertain Significance

Pathogenic

NOD2

Inflammatory bowel disease 1, Blau syndrome, Yao syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

Conflicting Interpretations

COL1A1

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Infantile cortical hyperostosis (Dante Labs WGS)

DPAGT1

Acute intermittent porphyria, Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1J, Congenital myasthenic syndrome 13 (Dante Labs WGS)

PLOD1

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

Uncertain Significance

COLQ

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

FASTKD2

Hepatic failure (Dante Labs WGS)

GFPT1

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

KCNE3

Brugada syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

KCNJ2

Andersen Tawil syndrome, short QT syndrome, Familial atrial fibrillation (Dante Labs WGS)

LRPPRC

Leigh syndrome (Dante Labs WGS)

MT-CYB

Mitochondrial complex III deficiency (GeneDx WES)

ZNF469

Corneal fragility keratoglobus (Dante Labs WGS)