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Please thank Dr. Friedman

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by misskoji, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. misskoji

    misskoji Guest

  2. shrewsbury

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    thanks misskoji

    My letter is sent.

    I included:

    islandfinn:)
  3. SDD1244

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    Thank you for this. I think we also need to contact Dr. Friedman's employer ! ;)
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    dsdmom Senior Member

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    Anybody know who Dr. Friedman's employer is?
  5. The Phantom

    The Phantom Member

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    Per IACFS/ME website: Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Pharmacology and Physiology,
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
    185 South Orange Avenue
    Newark, NJ 07103
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    Hysterical Woman Senior Member

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    Friedman employer

    Isn't that where Dr. Ben Natelson is or used to be?

    Maxine
  7. SDD1244

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    If this university chooses to fire Dr. Friedman, I think we should send letters/e-mails of protest and include copies to the media. Of course we should consult with Dr. Friedman first.
  8. Samuel

    Samuel Bedbound with NO DOCTOR

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    Sent one off to him telling him that he is not alone.
  9. shrewsbury

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    reply from Dr Friedman

    The email below arrived from Dr Friedman this evening. Not sure, but he may have even personalised it as I had thanked him for his role in the fight for good medical research and care for ME/CFS, and also referred to UMDNJ sending a letter condemning his extra-curricular activities.

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    What a man. Well, I am glad I wrote to him. And it is good to know that although we may not be able to be the activists we once were, we can still send emails! Apologies to those who are not well enough to do this. We will do it for you. xoxox
  11. shrewsbury

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    yes ....... nod head ............ what she said

    if:)
  12. misskoji

    misskoji Guest

    A response email and his request of us

    Here is the response I recieved. A big, huge thank you for everyone who sent him your support, thanks, and thoughts.

    In my email to him I asked what, if anything, we as a community could do to help.

    To whomever suggested that we write to his employer- great idea! I'll try to write something up tomorrow and if anyone wants the draft, I'll be happy to share.

  13. Nina

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    I'll write to him, too. This man is a hero and he deserves much more than just our gratitude, unfortunately right now this seems to be the only thing most of us are able to give.
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    I sent a brief Thank You yesterday, and received a response last night also.

    He's obviously answering each one personally based on what we individually say to him - how awesome is that?!

    For me, it's such a new experience to have an doctor actually listen and respond to what I say! ;)

    S.
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    Writing to the governor

    Let's all stay tuned and write to the new governor, if Dr F requests it.
  16. SDD1244

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    "To whomever suggested that we write to his employer- great idea!"

    Thank you. I hope it won't come down to that, but I'm 100% on-board if it does. Dr. Friedman has fought for our rights and I will fight for his.
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    I wrote him a letter of thanks and appreciation. It's nice to see what his replies have been. I wrote it in the Contact Us at PANDORA so if I don't hear back from him I'll use the email link given at the beginning of this thread.

    United We Stand! :)

    tee
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    Sent a note

    I sent a brief thank you note earlier and will keep a close eye on this situation.

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