International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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$1,000,000 donation to OMF!!!!!

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Silencio, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Silencio

    Silencio Senior Member

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    Pineapple fund just donated $1M to OMF! I got an email from Pine earlier saying they just donated. (I had sent them a few emails over past couple weeks with news articles.) it just went up on pineapplefund.org.

    This is so amazing! It’s a years worth of funding!!

    Have emailed Linda Tannenbaum but it’s early on the west coast and haven’t heard back from her yet.

    Congrats to everyone who commented on the original Reddit thread!! I am sure that all of our stories helped get this huge donation. @Cheesus thanks to you for spearheading!

    https://pineapplefund.org/
     
  2. TreePerson

    TreePerson Senior Member

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    This is such good news. Brilliant.
     
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    mrquasar Senior Member

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    Holy guacamole! I checked their website and it's true! :angel::thumbsup::D:jaw-drop:
     
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  4. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    That is wonderful news. Just great.
     
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    Lovely
     
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  6. PinkPanda

    PinkPanda Senior Member

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    This is so amazing!! :D:balloons::balloons:
     
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  7. Molly98

    Molly98 Senior Member

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    @Cheesus and anyone else involved, you absolute star, this is the most wonderful news.

    Thank you for your determination and perseverance.

    Amazing!!!

    :balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons::balloons:
     
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    Hubris

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    Ben H OMF Correspondent

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    Absolutely awesome news, thanks to everyone who got involved.:cool::eek::D
     
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    It may be we have finally reached the threshold of wider public awareness. This is good news. I hope we continue to see good news like this.
     
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  11. Spindrome

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    Amazing! well done all.
     
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  12. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    I'd like to personally thank @Silencio and anyone else who posted on Reddit to make this possible. You make my day (month, year!!).:rocket::moneybag::star::star::bow::trophy::love::woot::angel::balloons:
     
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    Nickster Senior Member

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    This brought tears of joy to me! To see the outreach from others is truly joyful!

    Hopefully my son and all of the sufferers have a cure soon.
     
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    I can't see it on their website... can someone send a link so I can :)
     
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    Joh Inactivist

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    PinkPanda Senior Member

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    Wowza!!!!
     
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  18. Janice Hargreaves

    Janice Hargreaves

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    Whoooopeeee!

    A wonderful hope boost.

    Many "thank you"s to all those who made this happen.

    Blooming brilliant.
     
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    perrier Senior Member

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    Super news. Wonderful. And now we need new doctors and new scientists to join the search for what this is and how to treat it. Just as they did with AIDS.
     
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    I never thought I would be this happy to be a redditor :p
     
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