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The "Obama Promise" Fulfilled: Obama Requests NIH Elevate Priority of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  1. Phoenix Rising Team

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  2. peggy-sue

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    Wow - respect!
     
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    I love that guy! So grateful to Millers for speaking out. They deserve our thanks and congratulations!
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Great! Sending the email.

    Thanks Courtney for having the courage to initiate and follow up on this, and to Cort for making it easy for us to send this email.

    Note: You might want to remove the italics and highlighting when you paste this into your email.

    Sushi
     
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    Amazing! I am and was a big Obama supporter, but I assumed the "I'll look into it" was the typical political brush off. I'm just speechless. And in a good way for a change!
     
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    Great news Cort. With research picking up and now for you in the US what could be better news.
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Yeah, really WOW.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    To members not in the US: I think it might be great if you also wanted to send this email, amending it to fit your situation, indicating something like that the world notes what is happening in the US--even if it doesn't directly affect you.

    Sushi
     
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    thank you to the millers for all their work. please let this be a turning point in our decades of suffering.
     
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    Incredible, wonderful. Thank you, Courtney and Bob Miller. Thank you, Nancy Ann DeParle. Thank you, President Obama. (Of course I'll send an email, too.)

    Oh, and thanks, Cort for the great news.
     
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    Awesome! That's great news, and Obama sounds like he means it.
    You can imagine that focusing minds at the NIH, though I guess it very much depends on the election result. Would be great if someone could get Mitt Romney to make the same pledge to ensure the heat stays on regardless.
     
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    My thanks and utmost respect to the Millers!

    This is advocacy in action. What an accomplishment !

    Thank you.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I agree - I've amended the text as follows, please feel free to copy (putting your own nationality in instead where I say "British citizen"):

    I am glad I caught "17 people worldwide" rather than "17 million people worldwide" before I sent it! :whistle:
     
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    Thank you for sharing this information with the MECFS Community and many thanks to Courtney and Robert Miller.

    The drum beat seems to be getting louder and louder from many different fronts. The door is cracked open for voices to be heard from all over the globe. Let's keep the beat going and let them see the sheer volume of people throughout the world who have been effected by this illness. Patients, family, friends and the medical/research community - it will take only a couple of minutes of your time to let your presence be known. The wave has been started, but it needs the crowd to show up for the greatest impact to be felt!
     
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    Wonderful news! Many thanks to Courtney and Robert and to your president for living up to his promise!
     
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    Well, this is a first. Thank you e-mail sent...
     
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    Absolutely floored!! I have no words. When has a politician ever followed through........
     
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    This brings hope in better tomorrow. I'm not an American, but this will surely affect us all
     
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