I have never been so angered and so insulted by fellow M.E. patients in all my life!! How dare you people in other countries actively work AGAINST us Canadians??? We have worked so hard in the past to raise money for the American charities in the Chase Contest, yes, including your precious WPI, Sasha. After what I've read on here today -- never again!! May I remind all of you that the National ME/FM Action Network here in Canada is responsible for the Canadian Criteria, without which researchers would have nothing decent to use in their research. They have been around getting things done for 20 years with next to no money. You Brits and Americans on the other hand, have given us the name "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and the infamous Simon Wessley school to name a few of your accomplishments. So just who do you think you are to tell the rest of the world to ignore Canada's pleas for help. Unlike the American charities, this is our FIRST, and RARE, opportunity at this kind of money. And we need it desperately to pay for the very expensive international conference in Ottawa in September. Those are just as important as research. And who do you think is going to host them if no one can afford to pay for them? We Canadians have value and telling us we don't, that we are expendable, that you are far more important is condescending and insulting. Those are the only printable words I can think of to say. You people should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves!