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Recent Grad with MS Featured on Telemundo Austin

By: Deb Belluomini

August 4, 2016

Camila Bernal, a reporter at Telemundo Austin, stopped by The Art Institute of Austin commencement ceremony to speak with Osiris Jaimes, a student graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation. Osiris graduated with honors despite her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Osiris started having health problems at the age 16. By the age of 18, she was diagnosed with NMO or neuromyelitis optica, a form of MS and an autoimmune disorder in which immune system cells and antibodies primarily attack the optic nerves and the spinal cord. It is a condition causing simultaneous inflammation and demyelination of the optic nerve and spinal cord.

In recent years, Osiris had several relapses, but was proud and excited to finally walk across the stage and graduate. Her mother, Ahinoam Azmitia, was also in attendance to cheer on her daughter’s accomplishment.

The Telemundo Austin article can be viewed here.

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By: Deb Belluomini

August 4, 2016