Patient Stories

I'm a Fighter: Jacqui Atkinson's Story

Imagine spending six years struggling to understand the muscle spasms and chronic pain taking over your body.

Despite countless visits to doctors, many of whom accused her of feigning her severe, days-long spasms, Jacqui Atkinson fought for answers. She held onto her hope and faith until she found one: Stiff Person Syndrome.

Writing from her bed, she chronicled her difficult journey in a memoir, One In A Million, to raise awareness of the condition. Jacqui is generously donating 50% of book sales to The SPSRF. She is an inspiration.