One night my husband went to bed a healthy 41 year old then found himself next morning in intensive care paralyzed from the jaw down unable to speak or breathe for himself. Three weeks later we had a diagnosis – NMO. Three years later (one year in hospital) he is home with his family thanks to Scottish Celtic football fans and our friends and family. We live in Perth Australia and most of the Doctors had never heard of anyone getting NMO particularly the mono phasic type which Martin acquired. Martin is a quadriplegic on a ventilator. He has no speech and is fed by a tube but he is smart, brave, witty and a loving friend, father and husband. We thank all those who are working hard at finding a cure for this very cruel disease.