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

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  1. Firestormm

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    I'm not an American so I don't begin to understand what it might mean to have the President's support expressed in this way. I do think however, it could have been worse. He could have ducked out of any answer, but he didn't and it does surely give you some greater recognition. A single question has raised awareness in the White House and that's got to be a good thing. I did laugh when he slipped in the political struggle over funding for research etc. but then he's a politician so I guess that was to be expected :)
     
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    Well, this brought tears to my eyes. Obama has my vote for other reasons, but good for him/(the aides) for following up, even if in just this small way. Though I hope and expect more! And THANK YOU Miller family!! I hope we have more opportunities like this! Anyone like to question the Romney camp? :0)
     
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    As a non-American I wouldn't endorse contacting Romney :p
     
  4. Valentijn

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    Yeah. I can already imagine the visions of budget-cuts and benefit-reductions dancing in his head.
     
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  5. SilverbladeTE

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    bit off topic
    can't we have a nicer pic of Obama on the front page, as he's being nice to us?

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    that pic always makes me thinks
    a) He's suddenly desperate for the loo
    b) he's heard some complete dumbass thing and cannot, because of decorum, do a "face palm" and call the idiot a jerkass and is biting his tongue :p


    ...just sayin'! ;)
     
  6. Emma

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    Important question: Does the phrase about two Program Announcements on ME/CFS mean that the NIH will finally launch new ME/CFS programs with clearly allocated funding for ME/CFS? (the thing that they DIDN'T do in connection with the Workshop)

    Cort, or Bob or Courtney, could you help me out with this?
     
  7. Battery Muncher

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    This is the best piece of news I have had all month!

    I hope the upcoming election will not scupper this!
     
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    Wished Oprah Winfrey still had her show. With the Obama letter she might have invited Mr. And Mrs. Miller. That would have been nice...
     
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    Sushi Dutch people are asked to send the email through various ways. We love to take part.
     
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  10. Cort

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    No it doesn't. ME/CFS has had program announcements - which simply list the topics the Feds are interested in - for decades.
     
  11. cruzgirl

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    Thanks I sent a thank-you and put in a paragraph of my own words. I am from Canada and I feel it is just as important for us Canadians to thank him as we are one global community. What ever helps one will help all of us.

    Thanks for starting this, and thanks to the Millers too.
     
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  12. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Cort--I agree. Here's a few options to pick from:

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    Is this one too much?
     

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  14. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Ha! Yeah, superman is a bad idea. They all bit the dust in some tragic ways.
     
  15. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Great news! I'd love to see the letter where Obama indicates that he has asked that ME be raised in priority. If the Millers are reading, pls post it if you can. And thank you so very much for all this great work!!
     
  16. Ember

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    Read the letter from President Obama to Courtney here.
     
  17. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    You have to click on "Obama letter on CFS" on that page and it comes up as a PDF--though you will have to rotate it to read it easily.
     
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  20. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the IoM & P2P! Adopt CCC!

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    I had clicked on and read that letter. Obama does not state in that letter that he has asked HHS and NIH to elevate the priority of ME. Cort stated in the article that there is another communication where he did say this. I'd like to see that letter.
     
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