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Gail Devers, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Partners with the Graves’ Community to Focus on Thyroid Eye Disease


For Graves’ Disease Awareness Month in July, Horizon Therapeutics plc is teaming up with world-renowned track star and three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers, who has been living with Graves’ disease and symptoms of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) for more than 30 years. Horizon and Devers are collaborating with The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, the Graves’ disease and Thyroid Foundation and Prevent Blindness to help people living with Graves’ disease focus on their eye health.

“I struggled with life-changing symptoms for more than two years before I got answers – which is why I’m passionate about raising awareness today, so others don’t have to put their dreams on hold like I did,” said Devers. “But even since my Graves’ disease diagnosis thirty years ago, it wasn’t until recently that I found out that my eye bulging, pain and constant irritation may be caused by a separate disease. I now know they could be associated with Thyroid Eye Disease and I hope my story will inspire others to know their risk and take action.”

 

Gail Devers, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Partners With The Graves’ Community To Focus On Thyroid Eye Disease