CD Encouragement Group Meeting NSTA

Dear Friend of the NSTA,

Linda Furiate is hosting an encouragement group meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 6:30-7:30/45 pm ET.

Linda started hosting meetings in 2023 with the intentions of helping others by providing a place where people with dystonia can come together and speak openly. The Dystonia community is small but there are people involved with big hearts. Linda is definitely one of them. Her group is not affiliated with the NSTA or any other dystonia organization. She describes her motivation for hosting meetings in her own words.

„Over the years, I am thankful because so much of the physical loss has been restored with the intangible qualities of inner strength and peace, fortitude, humility, joy and acceptance of knowing that I am able to be in-service to others through my experiences and successes. Each day I aim to give back to another person even if it’s as simple a gesture as texting a person to say ‘hi, I am thinking of you.’“

I hope that you have the opportunity to attend her upcoming meeting.

Justin, NSTA

Linda Furiate, Motivator/Mentor

A Message from Linda Furiate

Hello Cervical Dystonia Friend,

I wish to thank you for your continued interest in attending my encouragement group. Over the past year, we have had some amazing and heartfelt discussions as we navigate life with cervical dystonia. I am grateful to all of you who show up each month to share your thoughts and feelings. I love how we all are able to encourage each other month after month, while at the same time, being able to create new bonds and endearing friendships.

My encouragement group is an open and interactive forum moderated by me. I truly want everyone to feel heard and valued. This is not a group to discuss forms of treatment for your cervical dystonia, although these online meetings do provide a great space to feel the joy, laughter and encouragement from others who share in your experience of having to live with cervical dystonia. This space will allow us to reflect upon our journey that may hopefully offer a sense of acceptance.

Please email me at LMFuriate@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments or may need encouragement. I look forward to seeing you on March 20, 2024. Let us all support each other.



Linda Furiate, Motivator/Mentor

Linda’s Blog


DATE:   Wednesday, March 20, 2024

TIME:    6:30 – 7:30/45 pm ET.