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Suzanne Rogers Days Of Our Lives Star Has Myasthenia Gravis

Posted by Connie on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 11:52 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, DisABILITY Advocate.
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Suzanne Rogers, star of Days Of Our Lives, has Myasthenia Gravis. She has played Maggie Horton on the show for more than 20 years. Ms. Rogers has been a performer since she was a child, starting with dancing. She danced so well that she became one of the Rockets.

When her singing talent was discovered, she then became an actress, dancer and singer on Broadway and performed on the Ed Sullivan show. In 1973, she became Maggie Horton on Days of Our Lives when she decided that she wanted a full-time career. In 1984, she was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and went through very debilitating symptoms.

Ms. Rogers wasn’t able to work for one year because of her extreme difficulty with speaking, double vision and problems with eating which caused her to lose a great deal of weight. After receiving the correct treatment including medication, she was able to return to work after going into remission. Her character has Myasthenia Gravis too, so she is able to share this condition with her fans and others.

She continues to inspire people by contacting other people with Myasthenia Gravis and is now the spokesperson for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.

Although remission is not the outcome for all people with Myasthenia Gravis, it helps me to see that it is possible. I commend Suzanne Rogers from Days Of Our Lives for speaking out about her condition when she could have hid it.

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  1. My father has been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis almost a year ago. He is now on medication and doing better. I have watched Days of our lives for years (since 1983). I just heard the character mention Myasthenia Gravis on today’s show and was amazed, it appears to be a somewhat unknown illness. I am so glad that Suzanne is doing well and that she is sharing this issue with the public and her fans. Thank you!!
    Lori Cooper

    comment by Lori — March 11, 2010 @ 8:49 pm
  2. i am so sadfull about knowing this diseases name only .how were they facing this diseases and they were so happy also if came out from this diseases and i will pray that no one have this disease in present or in future also thk

    comment by farhan — March 23, 2010 @ 8:31 am
  3. Not only she even we might be under the same circumstances and even we would face such problems. Why to not find the solutions for it and get the problems solved and if not we need to raise our voices against them.

    comment by Rhinoplasty — May 11, 2010 @ 8:00 am
  4. I stopped taking the medication prescribed to me for MG because I found it to be doing more harm than good and have resorted to a more natural approach that is vitamin supplements.So far this seems to be more helpful. Is anyone else out there that may have taken this approach and if so how are you doing?

    comment by Angela — December 21, 2012 @ 9:14 am

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