Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate patients about CIDP and GBS types of neuropathy and the possible channels they can use to overcome these diseases. These disorders can be treated and sometimes cured under the right medical care and guidance.

About Us

The CIDP Neuropathy Support Group serves 6 major cities of Central California and arranges an online informational portal and monthly support group meetings. Our objective is to educate people that if they have neuropathy, it is possible that it can be treated and cured in some cases if the treatment is properly administered by the right kind of experts.

CIDP Neuropathy Support group was initiated by Shiraz Abbas in late summer of 2015, soon after he started working in the healthcare industry as a specialty pharmacy representative.  Shiraz  realized there is no educational platform for patients who suffer with CIDP and GBS types of neuropathy in the Central Valley of California. Now the support group has grown and assembled as a team of dedicated volunteers to help promote and educate the general public, patients and healthcare professionals about Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy also known as CIDP as well as GBS or otherwise known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

At the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group of California, we offer of free CIDP and GBS advice through our toll free number at 855-782-0574.



Our Team Members

  • Tony Kovac RN

    Nurse and Medical Expert

    Toni Kovac has worked in the healthcare community for over 30 years. She is a Registered Nurse who strives in making patient lives better- with support and understanding of their diseases. One of her goals in life is to stand out as a positive influence for her co-workers and healthcare community. Her nursing experience has […]

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  • Shiraz Abbas

    Founder and Manager Support Group

    Shiraz Abbas is a community educator of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California with his family. Shiraz was raised in east coast, attended school in Southern California and also worked in Houston, Texas marketing electronic medical record software systems to various specialty doctors. He is compassionate about helping CIDP patients getting the right therapy, education, and support. On his free time he loves to spend quality time with his six year old son and do many outdoor activities.

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  • Sonia Gutierrez

    Support Group Coordinator

    Sonia was born and raised in Bakersfield. She works for a local pharmacy and she supervises over the  administrative team of the pharmacy programs, day to day tasks and all special events. Making sure everything runs smoothly. She has had her Real Estate license for four years now and married the man of her dreams last year. On her days off she loves being with her family and husband. She enjoys going on beach trips and exercising.

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