Please Join Us…3nd Annual Waynesville Alumni Boys/Girls Basketball Benefit Game for Hazel Brown and Family: Hazel's husband Michael has a rare autoimmune neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. This disorder has an incidence of about 1 in 1,000,000 world-wide. SPS is an alternating rigidity and spasticity of the muscles, tremors, anxiety, and a hyper-excitability of muscles (known as the startle reflex). Emotional stress or even a gentle touch is known to cause prolonged, often severe, spasms. The result of constant spasms is unrelenting pain and commonly, eventual disability.