Alexion's short film 'Rare Connections in NMOSD' brings together three people living with the condition to bond over shared experiences. (Credit: Alexion)

Lights, cam­era and com­mu­ni­ty: As­traZeneca’s Alex­ion cre­ates an orig­i­nal film to spot­light rare neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­der

As­traZeneca’s rare dis­ease arm Alex­ion is de­but­ing an orig­i­nal short film Thurs­day for pa­tients with the rare neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion neu­romyelitis op­ti­ca spec­trum dis­or­der (NMOSD).

In the doc­u­men­tary, three pa­tients each read a let­ter writ­ten by one of the oth­ers that de­scribes their phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al ex­pe­ri­ences liv­ing with NMOSD. Their sto­ries con­tain many sim­i­lar­i­ties, like years of mis­di­ag­noses of mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, se­vere head and eye pain, re­laps­es, fam­i­ly sup­port and per­se­ver­ance.

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