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About Us

Jane Ellsworth founded the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. in 1952, when her teenage daughter, Pat, was diagnosed with MG. Finding that little information was available, Jane established the MGFA to create a foundation whose mission was to have "A World without MG". Until a cure is found, the MGFA will continue Jane Ellsworth's efforts to help patients and their families manage the difficulties of living with MG. The Foundation continues to provide patients and families with the information and support needed to understand and cope with MG. The MGFA’s bequest society has been named in honor of Ellsworths.


The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) is committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders. Our vision is to create a world without MG. Learn more about how we support those with MG and work towards a cure here.

A World Without MG