As one of the 2016-2018 TMA James T. Lubin Fellows, I am committed to improving the lives of those affected by transverse myelitis and related conditions. My interest in this field developed while caring for children with transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and acute flaccid myelitis during my pediatric neurology residency. I was struck by how quickly and dramatically a dysfunctional immune system could impact a child’s ability to see, move, and think. Following these children as they presented to the hospital helped me appreciate the value of early diagnosis and treatment. Children who received immune-modulating therapies earlier seemed to do better on the whole. Therefore, one of my major goals is to better educate the medical community to recognize these disorders and this is why I am so grateful that the TMA is increasing awareness about rare neuro-immune conditions with this campaign.