Hello, my name is Koerner, and I am going to walk across the state of Michigan. I am going to do this because I have had ME/CFS for 8 years, and I would like to raise awareness of and research money for this disease. I plan on funneling donations to the CFIDS Association of America. I know (i.e. I have read some angry posts online in the past few days indicating that) there is some irritation/distrust/frustration with the CAA. I have chosen the CAA because 1) it's the largest, most prominent organization of its kind in the country 2) it is the only CFS-related charity that is partnered with the online fundraising/social media site Razoo 3) I honestly don't expect to "change the world" (e.g. cure CFS, make my or your lives significantly, qualitatively better or easier) with this walk, but believe it could have a lot of value in raising awareness and as a (personally and perhaps publicly) symbolic action. Please respond with your thoughts, criticism, advice, etc. This is my first post on this forum.