03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mother Spends Millions To Find Cure For Daughter's Neuromyelitis Optica

The Los Angeles Times:

Victoria Jackson doesn't need this weekend's retail sales to satisfy her shopping list. She can afford to spend, with her lucrative cosmetics business and a husband with a billion-dollar infomercial marketing firm.

They've already put $15 million toward their most important holiday gift...the quest for a clean bill of health for their 16-year-old daughter, who suffers from a rare, debilitating disease that has been -- until now -- virtually unknown and ignored by the medical community.