Brochure: This is a work in progress and is subject to change Not All Disabilities Are Visible Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of many invisible illnesses. Looks can be deceiving. People with CFS may look well but they can be in intractable pain and often experience many debilitating symptoms of illness such as: Orthostatic Intolerance Immune System Impairment Neurological and Cognitive Issues Gastrointestinal Issues Cardiovascular Problems Breathing Difficulties In CFS the body's cells do not produce enough energy to function properly which causes a myriad of symptoms, many of which are crippling and disabling. Studies show that CFS patients can experience a level of disability that’s equal to that of patients with late-stage AIDS, patients undergoing chemotherapy, and patients with Multiple Sclerosis. For more Info visit: http://www.cfids-cab.org/MESA/ccpc.html (Canadian Definition of CFS) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Note: I'm trying to keep this one to something we can hand to people and cops on the street when we use Handicap Parking and that we can leave on the dashboard of our car. We're trying to keep this one short and simple. We can also design others as well for other purposes. I think this may be pretty close to done. I'd be really happy to have this to hand out when I'm able to be out in the world. What do you all think? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Okay you smart, creative people. This is a thread to see if you all want to come up with one- to two-page brochures about ME/CFIDS that we can hand out to people and the police who try to arrest us for parking in Handicap Zones, and to our doctors, nurses, dentists and family and friends. This doesn't need to be a contest. I'd love to have many different brochures to suit my many moods and needs on any given day, how about you? The color for ME/CFIDS is blue by the way. You could leave one of these on the dashboard of your car when you park too. The perfect brochure for me is actually just one or two page(s) about 4 inches across and 8 1/2 inches long on thick paper that you can just stick in your glove box and that has a picture at the top and some bold words that stand out. I'd like it to be a quick, easy read with a bit of information that tells how CFS is a crippling illness. Lets hear more ideas. And also, ahm... does anyone know how to get brochures made cheaply? I know places like Kinkos will make them for us but I think they charge a lot. Maybe the CAA can help us out and they could also be the distribution center for us.